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Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications

Committee on Homeland Security

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 14:00
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Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:15 to 11:15

October 21 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which governs the collection and use of information from, or about, children age 13 or under. While Congress has not revisited COPPA, the Federal Trade Commission significantly expanded the scope of the COPPA rule in 2013.

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Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

A panel discussion to explore a comprehensive framework for U.S. privacy legislation. The discussion will address both the opportunities and challenges associated with such legislation during a period where big data analytics are fueling the new economy and online consumer data is being manipulated and mined for undemocratic purposes.

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Internet Governance Forum USA

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:00 to 17:30

The Internet Governance Forum USA (IGF-USA) is a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. It provides a domestic forum in the US to engage civil society, government, technologists, research scientists, industry and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.

How Do You Change the Net Neutrality Debate?

[Analysis] On July 17, 2018, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) changed the network neutrality debate. Through two bold steps, Rep.

What Europe’s Google Fine Means for Android Users

The European Union wants Google to stop tying together its search, browser and app store products for handset makers. The regulators would love it if Google simply let handset makers like Samsung ship Android phones loaded with their own browsers

There is a lot to fix in US antitrust enforcement today

[Op-ed] The court decision allowing AT&T to acquire Time Warner is an example of the inability of our current system of courts and enforcement to prevent the decline in competition in the modern US economy.

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Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the economic impact of 5G and the importance of American leadership to meet the growing consumer demand for reliable broadband services.


WISPA Outlines Broadband Fixed Wireless Economics, Policy Goals Before Congress

Broadband fixed wireless economics are considerably better than those for fiber-to-the-home, said Claude Aiken, president and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) in written testimony presented to the House  Subcommit

House Subcommittee Vets New FTC (update)

The House Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, in the first oversight hearing for the new slate of Federal Trade Commission members, probed the commissioners on issues like data security, the Internet of Things, privacy, decep