What's on the agenda for policymakers.


Federal Communications Commission

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

At the March 26th meeting, the FCC Technological Advisory Council will discuss final recommendations from the 2018 TAC Working Groups.



Wed, 03/13/2019 - 07:30 to Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:00

The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event. We assemble over 2,000 of the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world. Together, they collaborate, innovate, and discover new ways to spark change with technology.


Broadcasting Board of Governors

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 11:00

The U.S. Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) Board of Governors will vote on a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of its November 14, 2018 meeting, a resolution honoring the 25th anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Balkan Service, and USAGM Smith-Mundt Guidelines.

The Board will receive a report from the USAGM’s Chief Executive Officer and Director.

Consumer Privacy Before Congress This Week: What We Learned and What’s Next

The week of Feb 25 featured back-to-back privacy hearings on Capitol Hill to discuss principles for federal privacy legislation.


Northern California Chapter

Federal Communications Bar Association

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 17:30 to 19:00

oin the FCBA’s Northern California Chapter for an engaging discussion with key government, academic, and industry speakers to discuss the past, present, and future of net neutrality policy in California.

Speakers include:

A Federal Data Privacy Framework?

The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing a federal data privacy law -- and displayed the same political divide that appeared in a House hearing earlier in the week. Republicans and industry witnesses warned against a "patchwork" of potentially


Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Harvard University

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 12:15 to 13:15

Every day, Internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. And the law says this is okay because it is mainly up to users to protect themselves—even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them. In this talk, Professor Hartzog will argue that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products. Current legal doctrine treats technology as though it is value-neutral: only the user decides whether it functions for good or ill. But this is not so.

House Privacy Hearing Shows Representatives United on Privacy, Divided on Details

The House Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on privacy showcased both the bipartisan call for federal legislation and the reason a bipartisan bill will be no slam dunk.


University of Pittsburgh Law Review

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 08:30 to 17:00

Keynote Speaker

Gigi Sohn


Panel 1

Legislation, Regulation, and Public Policy: This panel will examine the current landscape of FCC regulation and proposed federal legislation and regulation, alongside related administrative law issues. The panel will also discuss state net neutrality efforts, federalism concerns, and preemption litigation.


RSA Conference


Thu, 03/07/2019 - 09:20 to 17:00
9:20 – 10:10 AM

Introduction: How Public Interest Technologists are Changing the World
Moderator: J. Bob Alotta, Astraea Foundation  
Matt Mitchell, Tactical Tech
Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School