“A Disaster Foretold – And Ignored”: Revisiting the 1st-ever Cybersecurity Hearing
The video from the Academy’s congressional lunch discussion of “Antitrust & the Internet” is now available online. The speakers discussed the recent Mark Zuckerberg hearings as well as USDOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim’s recent remarks on “Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Era” (AAG Delrahim’s written remarks here).
Video, photo, and podcast links below.
“Antitrust and competition policy is exciting stuff,” said no one ever (except, of course, the very few who follow this arcane field of economics and algorithms). Yet in recent months on Capitol Hill competition policy buzzwords have started to be overheard in conversations outside of the traditional antitrust policy bastions such as the Antitrust subcommittees. Is all this “excitement” around competition policy because folks are curious how the new Administration will approach mergers and market concentration? Or is it, as some have suggested, that because the Internet has profoundly changed how markets have traditionally operated, our antitrust policy must change as well?
We’ve assembled an expert group of panelists to discuss their perspectives on competition and antitrust.
When: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Where: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237
– Alexei Alexis, Reporter, Bloomberg (Bio)
– Diana Moss, President of the American Antitrust Institute (Bio)
– Jan Rybnicek, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Bio) [Filling in for Joshua Wright, University Professor and Executive Director o f theGlobal Antitrust Institute, Scalia Law School]
– John Bergmayer, Senior Counsel, Public Knowledge (Bio)
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Last Friday the CICA held a briefing about the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This single law would apply to the entire European continent as well as any businesses outside of Europe who handle European citizens data. The regulation is set to take effect May 25th, 2018 of this year. Our panel of experts discussed what this means for not only American companies but also challenges the idea that personal data is no longer a form of currency and individuals have rights to protect their data.
– Kelly DeMarchis Bastide, Partner, Venable (Bio)
– Melanie Bates, Director of Communications, Future of Privacy Forum, Moderator (Bio)
– Aymeric Dupont, Counsellor-Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Bio)
– Mike Godwin, Director of Innovation Policy and General Counsel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute (Bio)
– Joe Jerome, Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology (Bio)
State of the Net works assiduously to make our panels as diverse as possible. This year, 46.81% of the speakers were men and 53.19% were women. We are extremely proud of these numbers, as they illustrate our goal to build panels step by step in order to insure an appropriate balance of perspectives and gender. It is thanks to all the wonderful speakers who came together to make this happen.
Our attendees are also diverse with regard to sectors represented. Our percentage of government staff attendees (36.7%) is exceptional, and the amount of registered press is unmatched. There are also a great number of students from across the country who added another dimension to the diversity of attendees this year.
*These statistics reflect the agenda 72 business hours before the start of the conference. Two female speakers canceled their appearances one business hour before the conference due to a family emergency, and a third female speaker canceled her appearance 72 hours before the conference due to a family emergency.*
After about 21 years we’re modifying our name to the Congressional Internet Caucus Academy. While our name has changed, we will continue our heralded educational program for Congressional tech staffers on Capitol Hill. Our new name better reflects the nature of the baseline, educational Internet policy curriculum that we have executed for decades.
We look forward to host balanced briefings on timely Internet policy issues on a regular basis. The main difference will be the new name and the new logo. You will still recognize the consistent quality and relevance of the program.
We strive to make our program the gold standard for discussing key Internet policy issues. Not only do we bring the most knowledgeable experts to the table to illuminate the issues, we also ensure that our “faculty” speakers are as diverse as possible. In fact, last year 44% of our expert panelists were women.
We commit to executing the same unimpeachable program in 2018. A few weeks back we started with a Net Neutrality briefing and we will hold a discussion on Europe’s GDPR privacy law in a few weeks. Going forward we plan to host discussions on Blockchain, “Hipster” Antitrust, Cross Border Data Warrants, Digital Music Licensing, Cyber Security and more.
We plan to video livestream 100% of our discussions this year, even though it is technically challenging and resource intensive for a small non-profit like ours. Last year we managed to livestream nearly 90% of them. We will also continue audio podcasting our events as we have done for over a decade. Below are links to past video livestreams on both Facebook and YouTube. You can also use the RSS link to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Play Music, or your favorite podcast app.
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In May of this year, the European Commission (EC) will issue an expansive set of privacy rules for U.S. companies operating overseas. These rules, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require companies around the world to amend their policies and practices to comply with its many provisions. In many ways, the GDPR will become the baseline privacy regime for the Internet. According to PwC, over half of U.S. multinational companies say the GDPR is their top data privacy compliance priority.
Many U.S. policymakers view this new regulation as burdensome and costly, while others view it as a positive step towards a global privacy regime for the Internet. Other policymakers question how the GDPR will affect the preexisting EU-US Privacy Shield and other multilateral privacy regimes involving the U.S. These views, and these questions will be examined in this briefing focused on what the GDPR means for U.S. businesses and the worldwide flow of citizens’ information.
Join us on Friday, March 9th, at the Rayburn House Building Room 2237
Date: Friday, March 9th, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237
Lunch: Box lunch will be served.
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