The American press has long been an institution seeking to uphold the integrity of our democracy. Past presidential administrations may have criticized the media at times, but the Trump administration has elevated such attacks to unprecedented levels, declaring the press as being an “enemy of the American people.” As President Trump fuels the “fake news” fire and a general distrust of journalists, the power of the press is weakening in some segments of society.
What combination of technology, best practices, policies and regulations promotes growth and innovation without sacrificing privacy? Join the IAPP and your peers in privacy and information security at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018 in Austin, Texas to work toward an answer.
The two-day event will examine the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation from academic, economic, and industry perspectives. The sessions also will examine emerging trends in patent quality and litigation, and include the FTC’s first wide-scale exploration of copyright issues. Drew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will present a keynote address on October 24.
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- Noah Joshua Phillips Federal Trade Commission
9:15-9:45 am Presentation: Vertical Mergers
- Steven Salop Georgetown University Law Center
9:45-11:00 am Vertical Mergers (Session 1)
The National Governors Association (NGA) and New America's Cybersecurity Initiative team up to present a panel to discuss how states and their affiliates are working to use the resources at their disposal to assist local governments in reducing cyber risk.
Cyber threats are targeting every level of government in the United States, from the city level up. Recent events in large cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, and San Francisco, and small cities such as Beatrice, Valdez, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough have highlighted this threat to local governments.
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Ma)—original co-sponsor of COPPA
Followed by two panels addressing COPPA’s impact and future direction, featuring:
This hearing will focus on identifying existing barriers to broadband deployment, ways to streamline infrastructure siting, and encourage investment in next generation communications services.
Join BroadbandUSA for an overview of federal funding options to support increasing broadband access in communities across the United States. Learn about recent program and policy updates from officials representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) Announces Field Hearing to Examine 5G in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) will convene a hearing titled “The Race to 5G: A View from the Field,” on Oct 12, 2018 at Carnegie Town Hall in Sioux Falls (SD).
The Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference will explore how we, as people of color and allies, preserve and safeguard democracy in our teaching and scholarship, particularly with respect to marginalized communities. The Conference theme is intentionally broad and relates to critical conversations such as: the role of lawyers and law professors; intersectionality, inclusion, and action; and whether and how to reframe and reclaim particular narratives.