Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Tech's make-or-break two months

With new attacks by President Donald Trump, high-stakes testimony Sept 5 on Capitol Hill, and a midterm election vulnerable to online manipulation, tech’s giants are bracing themselves for two months after Labor Day that could decide whether and h

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Broadcasting Board of Governors

Date: 
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:30

The Broadcasting Board of Governors will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its June 6, 2018 meeting and a resolution honoring the 55th anniversary of Voice of America’s English to Africa Service. The Board will receive a report from the Chief Executive Officer and Director of BBG.



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House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:30
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Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Date: 
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:30

The Fight Over California's Privacy Bill Has Only Just Begun

Lobbying groups and trade associations, including several representing the tech industry, are pushing for a litany of deep changes to California's new data protection law that they say would make the law easier to implement before it goes into eff

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Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 09:00

At this meeting, the Disability Advisory Committee is expected to receive and consider reports and recommendations from its subcommittees.

The DAC may also receive briefings from FCC staff on issues of interest to the Committee and may discuss topics of interest to the committee, including, but not limited to, matters concerning communications transitions, telecommunications relay services, emergency access, and video programming accessibility.

This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the DAC Chair and Designated Federal Officer



How President Trump could hurt Google

While President Donald Trump has few direct ways of going after Google, his administration and allies in Congress could find ways to make life difficult for the company. Antitrust officials at the Justice Department or Federal Trade Commission, fo

Tech Industry Pursues a Federal Privacy Law, on Its Own Terms

In recent months, apparently, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others have aggressively lobbied officials in the Trump administration and elsewhere to start outlining a federal privacy law.

California pledged to protect net neutrality — the showdown is here

When the Federal Communications Commission voted in 2017 to roll back net neutrality protections, state Democratic leaders pledged to wage a fight with the Trump administration to preserve fair and open access to the internet in Cali

FTC Announces Opening Session of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The Federal Trade Commission will begin its Hearings Initiative with two full-day sessions, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on Sept 13 and 14, 2018.