The 116th Congress is underway. In the background of a partial government shutdown, lawmakers are getting their committee assignments.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a public forum to examine the USA FREEDOM Act and the government’s call detail records (CDR) program under that law. During the forum, Board Members will hear a range of expert views on the USA FREEDOM Act—from its history and implementation, to present challenges and the path ahead.
The Board will hear from these experts:
“There is an epidemic sweeping the world,” the Nigerian Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said. “It is the epidemic of fake news. Mixed with hate speech, it is a disaster waiting to happen.”
Some argue that the disaster has already happened. But who should decide whether content should be removed from platforms, or which users should be kicked off?
Doors open at 8:30 am
9:00 a.m. Welcome
James P. Steyer, Common Sense
9:10-10:00 a.m. Where Do We Start?
Tristan Harris, Center for Humane Technology
Ellen Pao, Project Include
10:00-10:50 a.m. Putting the Equity in Tech
Maria Alvarez, Common Sense
Kim-Mai Cutler, Initialized Capital
Michelle Hyman, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Shireen Santosham, City of San Jose
Rachael Myrow, KQED
Lost amidst the hype around super-fast 5th Generation (5G) mobile networks is the reality that the next generation of Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 6) is ready now. Wi-Fi 6 is capable of providing gigabit-fast 5G capabilities to consumers and businesses in cities, suburbs, and rural areas far sooner and more affordably than cellular networks. What’s missing is access to the wide channels of public airwaves that the Federal Communications Commission has proposed to open for shared, unlicensed use, from 5.9 to 7.2 GHz.
The communications market is changing rapidly - what began as a statewide, copper-based telephone network of franchise monopoly local exchange companies has evolved into a diverse, multi-provider and multi-technology broadband network that relies on copper, fiber optic, wireless, and satellite infrastructure.
Why Attend This En Banc?
Hear from stakeholders in business, education, government, and non-profit sectors examining questions on issues such as:
- Professor Avi Goldfarb
Ellison Professor of Marketing
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
- Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ph.D.
Theodore Nierenberg Professor Of Economics
Yale School of Management
New Haven , CT
- Mr. Brian O'Kelley
Founder And Former CEO
New York , NY
- Dr. Johnny Ryan, Ph.D.
Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer
San Francisco , CA