Upcoming event

Sponsor: 

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy 

McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University

Date: 
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 09:30 to 12:00

Agenda

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Opening Keynote Remarks by Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel



Net Neutrality Focus Shifts to States, Hill

Broadband providers and virtually everyone else is calling for Congress to finally step in and clarify just what authority the Federal Communications Commission has and should use over internet access. The FCC has to come back to the court with a

Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:30 to 14:00

A push for comprehensive privacy legislation is in full force in Washington, D.C. Aside from the contents of a new law, legislators will need to decide on a key question: who should have the responsibility and power to enforce a new federal privacy standard?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), charged with policing unfair and deceptive business practices, is currently the primary federal agency responsible for protecting the privacy of commercial data. Additionally, the FTC enforces some specific privacy laws, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.



Sponsor: 

Federal Trade Commission

Date: 
Mon, 10/07/2019 - 09:00 to 16:45
Sponsor: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 10:30

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for October 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the October Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019.

Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 09:30

Legislation

H.R. 4462, the "Studying How to Harness Airwave Resources Efficiently Act of 2019"

H.R. 4459, the "Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019"



Sponsor: 

McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University

Date: 
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:00 to 13:30

Antitrust has become a hot topic, taking an especially prominent role in the policy debate over the role of large technology companies in our economy, our society, and our daily lives. Proposals are coming from across the political spectrum for ways to regulate how tech platforms handle data and privacy, how they manage controversial content, and how they behave in the marketplace. Antitrust enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad are pursuing investigations and launching policy initiatives to probe large tech firms' competitive behavior.



Sponsor: 

New America

Date: 
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:00 to 14:30

We live in an increasingly urban and networked world. As our social and economic lives move online, we are beginning to generate a wealth of data that can reveal important things about our movements and behaviors. The financial inclusion sector is already relying on digital footprints to offer banking services to populations previously deemed un-creditworthy. The humanitarian sector, meanwhile, is turning to social media and cell phone data to locate disaster survivors. Can these models be applied to land and property rights?

Agenda:

 



Sponsor: 

Department of the Interior, Department of Education, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Date: 
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 08:00 to Tue, 09/24/2019 - 16:30

The National Tribal Broadband Summit will connect tribal leaders with private sector and federal decision makers to explore ways to expand broadband capacity and investment in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, schools, and libraries. The summit will showcase new technologies and innovative partnership solutions that are critical to bridging the connectivity divide in Indian Country.