Calendar | Friday, September 8, 2017

45th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy

Sep 8 2017 (All day) - Sep 9 2017 (All day)
George Mason University School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22201, United States

National security imperative of addressing foreign cyber interference in U.S. elections

Sep 8 2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Free and fair elections are a foundational pillar of American democracy, one it has held other countries accountable for throughout history. In 2016, the U.S. presidential election was engulfed in the controversy of election interference. While many questions remain unanswered, it is clear that much more must be done to protect one of Americans’ fundamental rights—the right to vote. Electronic voting machines that produce no verified record are in use in many states, and most states do not have audits that are robust enough to detect malware which could impact vote counts. Resolving these and other election security issues are of critical importance ahead.

Carving Out Exceptions to Section 230: How Will It Affect The Internet?

Sep 8 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue Southwest Room #2237, Washington, DC, United States

A discussion about Section 230 and efforts to limit the scope of the law. The panel will include legal scholars and industry representatives that rely on the law. The panel will discuss the origins of the law, the role it plays in enabling Internet services and technologies.


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