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The Game is Rigged: Congress Invites No Consumer Privacy Advocates to its Consumer Privacy Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee is getting ready to host a much-anticipated hearing on consumer privacy—and consumer privacy groups don’t get a seat at the table.

Sponsor: 

Consortium for School Networking

Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00
Sponsor: 

New America, the Global Network Initiative, and the American Society of International Law

Date: 
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:00 to Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:30

Agenda:

9:00-9:15 a.m. – Welcome

Judith Lichtenberg
Executive Director, Global Network Initiative

Sharon Bradford Franklin
Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy, New America’s Open Technology Institute

Wes Rist
Deputy Director, American Society for International Law



Sponsor: 

Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Date: 
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00

Broadband Access & Adoption

  • Broadband Reliability: Zachary Bischof, Northwestern University
  • Broadband Speed and Economic Growth: George Ford, Phoenix Center
  • US Broadband Deployment: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • Digital Divide: Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Policy Issues



Across the US, 5G Runs Into Local Resistance

Millions of Americans will soon encounter new poles or notice antennas sprouting on existing structures, like utility poles, street lamps and traffic lights, all over their neighborhoods.

Privacy Role Sparks Debate at FTC Hearing

The debate over the right approach to privacy took center stage during the Federal Trade Commission’s inaugural hearing on competition.

House Majority Leader McCarthy Mulls Google Hearing

Two days after saying an “invite will be on its way” to Google to respond to allegations of bias against conservatives, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said the plan is still in progress.

Who's In, Who's Out for DOJ Meeting on Tech

The Justice Department has received “an increased level of interest from state attorneys general” for its Sept.

FTC Hearings Add to Efforts That Threaten Tech Industry

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off a series of hearings to discuss whether the agency’s competition and consumer protection policies should change to better reflect new technologies and companies.

Sponsor: 

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:00

This hearing will examine privacy policies of top technology and communications firms, review the current state of consumer data privacy, and offer members the opportunity to discuss possible approaches to safeguarding privacy more effectively.

Witnesses: