Agenda

What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Sponsor: 

Cato Institute

Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider” (Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996).



Sponsor: 

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

The expansion of 5G and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating an increasing need for secure networks across many platforms and technologies. Innovative programs for cybersecurity awareness, education, training, and workforce development are essential to protect and defend against potential cyber-attacks, but finding qualified people to work in this area is increasingly difficult. This webinar will highlight educational programs that address training for cybersecurity professionals focusing on contributions made by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).



Gigi Sohn: 'American people will resuscitate' net neutrality bill in Senate

Gigi Sohn, a former counselor to former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said, “I just have to push back a little bit on this [claim the bill] doesn’t have a chance in the Senate.

Facebook, Google and Twitter under fire from Senate Republicans for censoring conservatives online

Republicans led by Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) pilloried Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations they censor conservative users and news sites online, threatening federal regulation in response to claims that Democrats long have described as a hoax.

Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

The economic shifts brought by technology and automation are putting new strains on the social safety net. But done right, technology can also help the safety net -- and all who rely on it -- thrive. Join us for a conversation between Nicolas Colin, author of the new book Hedge, and 2018 New America CA Fellow Rey Faustino.



Sponsor: 

University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 08:00 to Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:30

The conference will focus on key elements of the upcoming presidential race, while examining how a more forward-looking, responsive type of coverage can better serve voters and adapt to fast-changing narratives. Above all else, the conference strives to be as useful for reporters as possible, equipping them with practical tools and tips to cover the campaign ahead.



Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on the Constitution

Senate Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:30
Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:00

The hearing will examine the Federal Communications Commission’s first ever report on robocalls and review the steps Congress is currently taking to provide consumers relief from illegal robocalls.

Witnesses

  • The Honorable Doug Peterson, Attorney General, State of Nebraska
  • Mr. Kevin Rupy, Partner, Wiley Rein, Representing US Telecom – The Broadband Association
  • Ms. Margot Saunders, Counsel, National Consumer Law Center


FCC Meeting Agenda for April 2019 Open Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Friday, April 12, 2019:

Privacy experts: Focus on controlling damage caused by data collection

A group of privacy experts from organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union is advocating for better laws and technologies that keep data collection from hurting you. One of these tools could b