NetCaucus AC Podcasts
With consumer privacy breaches and Congressional privacy hearings in the headlines daily, many are asking whether Congress will act on data privacy? Will more US states follow California’s lead and pass consumer privacy laws as well?
While there is a lot of hype around Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrencies are only the tip of the iceberg. Blockchain – the technology underlying cryptocurrencies – offers a host of other transformative use cases, including supply chain management, digital identity management, and smart contracts.
Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology which promises to authenticate transactions without the need for a trusted third-party. Forward-looking companies are deploying blockchain for a variety of uses beyond cryptocurrency. Financial managers are using blockchain to verify digital identity and streamline the process of electronic signatures. Supply chain companies are exploring blockchain technology to track the goods we purchase every day through the entire supply chain. Government offices are identifying ways the technology can make government processes more efficient and cost-effective.
The Supreme Court recently issued a momentous decision in Wayfair v South Dakota. In overturning a 26-year precedent, SCOTUS has opened the floodgates for states to impose sales tax on online purchases. While critics of the decision claim it will cripple small online businesses, supporters argue that it will allow states to recoup taxes already owed to them and allow traditional retailers to compete fairly with e-commerce companies.
VIDEO YouTube Video FacebookLive Video PHOTOS Flickr Photos Listen Carpenter Briefing https://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2018/20180629carpenter.mp3 Moments ago the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued its ruling in cellphone privacy case, Carpenter v. U.S. Join us for a popup briefing next Friday as a panel of Academy experts parses the Court’s decision and what it means for the future of privacy. The […]
“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. […]
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, otherwise called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will require companies across the world to amend their policies and practices to comply with its many regulations. In many ways, the GDPR […]
It seems like talk about net neutrality never stops, and with our busy schedules, it’s hard to keep up. We’ve organized a panel of experts to provide a “lay of the land” on what’s going on with this dynamic topic. We’ll talk about the latest FCC action, developments on the state level, the prospects for litigation, […]
Data analytics is becoming an essential part of companies’ operations, planning and innovation. In the Internet age, companies are generating an unprecedented amount of data, and an entire industry has grown out of the need to process and understand it. How have these insights helped change the way businesses interact with consumers? What is the […]
White hat researchers look for vulnerabilities in information systems and play an increasingly crucial role in our nation’s cyber security defenses. Yet, the rules of the road for these types of “hackers” have been slow to evolve in terms of civil and criminal liability. Speakers included: Leonard Bailey – Special Counsel for National Security, Computer […]
Over 21 years ago, at the dawn of the commercial Internet, Congress passed a seemingly minor amendment to the massive Telecom Act of 1996 — Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (HR 1555). HR 1555 was designed to limit liability of Internet providers for content posted by their users and also to give them […]
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in London UK Prime Minister has been at the forefront of international calls for the technology companies to do more to combat online extremism. The British Government has announced its intention to stamp out extremism “in all its forms, both across society and on the internet”. Within […]
Without Congressional action Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) will cease to be a law enforcement tool at the disposal of law enforcement. In the aftermath of 9/11 Congress empowered America’s top law enforcement agencies to the collect the data on non-US persons. Critics say that 702 surveillance enables law enforcement to […]
Fighting crime and thwarting terrorism is not what it was 20 years ago. Globally, law enforcement agencies are demanding more and more ready access to social media company data about customers — most of which is held by U.S.-based Internet giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Snap. However, expedient access to that data is hampered […]
What does the future of work, in the age of continued automation, look like? Startups continue to follow the path set by companies such as Uber: short term ‘gigs’ that allow workers more freedom to chose their work hours but also bring with it more uncertainty. At the same time, manufacturing jobs continue to be […]
SUMMARY Download Audio The Internet has become essential for Americans as they participate in commerce, culture and democracy. The Internet and the Internet of Things is rapidly becoming an important part of how our cities and transportation networks operate. Increasingly rural communities are incorporating Internet-enabled technologies into their communities and lifestyles. The possibilities seem endless. […]
SUMMARY Download Audio Ever since the November election the FCC’s Open Internet order has been under serious review. Some critics of the former Chairman Wheeler’s approach to Net Neutrality argue that Congress should rewrite the rules for traffic on the Internet. Supporters argue that the FCC’s Title II rules are the only way to assure […]
Download Audio SUMMARY Ransomware is now a global epidemic. It strikes an estimated 40% of businesses in the US, UK, Canada and Germany and is now is hitting one out of every six consumers, according to Kaspersky Lab. Today, ransomware has replaced credit card theft as the preferred scam of online criminals and they are […]
View Flickr Photos Documents: UK-USDOJ Proposed United States – United Kingdom Agreement on Secure and Privacy – Protective Exchange of Electronic Data for the Purposes of Countering Serious Crime, Including Terrorism Legislative Language White Paper Due to the global popularity of U.S. electronic communications services, foreign countries increasingly require access to electronic evidence held by […]
[thaudio href=”https://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2016/20160620Netneutrality.mp3″]Listen to Audio[/thaudio] Download Audio Today the U.S. Court of Appeals issued its ruling on the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order (A.K.A. Net Neutrality). The decision is creating headlines across the country. We’ve assembled panel of F.C.C. experts to explain what the court’s decision means and what it will mean […]
[thaudio href=”https://www.netcaucus.org/wp-content/uploads/20160506isisonline.mp3″]Listen to Audio[/thaudio] Download Audio View Photos on Flickr. Date: Friday May 6, 2016 12pm-1:15pm Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room Room 2226 RSVP: Via Eventbrite here. Follow: @NetCaucusAC | #ISISOnline Social media has flourished in large part because platforms have been freed from liability for content posted by independent users. But as instigators […]
[thaudio href=”http://netcaucus.org/audio/2016/20160422cryptobalance.mp3″]Listen to Audio[/thaudio] Download Audio View Photos on Flickr. Location Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237 Follow: @NetCaucusAC | #CryptoBalance While a last minute hack averted some major courtroom drama between the F.B.I. and Apple the tension around strong encryption has only risen. There are still ongoing court cases where law enforcement wants access […]
This discussion covers the new privacy rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to cover broadband service providers. The FCC plans to vote on the proposed rules on Thursday, March 31. Friday’s briefing is your opportunity to hear from a panel of experts what the new rules might mean for consumers, for businesses and […]
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Description: The predecessor to the Privacy Shield was the EU-US Safe Harbor, which was invalidated by a European Court back in October over surveillance concerns (watch prior event here). That court ruling triggered widespread concern over the effect on Internet businesses in the U.S. Our event features officials from the […]
Date: Friday, January 15, 12:00 pm Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2226 Follow: @NetCaucusAC | #ConsumerSpeech Online review sites have enabled millions of consumers to share feedback about products and businesses — even the federal government has begun to encourage the public to review its services as a way to improve performance. But some […]
An EU Court Just Sank The U.S. Digital Privacy Safe Harbor: Must Congress Pass An Internet Privacy Law Now?
Date: Friday, October 13 Speakers: Damien Levie, Head of Trade Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States (Bio) Mary Ellen Callahan, Partner, Jenner & Block, Moderator (Bio) Adam Schlosser, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Bio) Abigail Slater, VP, Legal and Regulatory Policy at the Internet Association (Bio) Amie […]
Date: Tuesday, September 25 Speaker: Julia Hartz Details: Join the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus and the Women’s High Tech Coalition for a fireside chat about re-imagining the workplace with Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & President of Eventbrite. As co-founder and President of Eventbrite, Julia Hartz has evolved the company from an innovative ticketing […]
Date: Friday, September 25 Details: Join us for a discussion on the history of WiFi and the role it plays in everyone’s mobile data usage. Our panel will explain how clever engineers developed WiFi in a backwater band of spectrum that the FCC set aside in the 80’s for “junk” common household appliances like cordless […]
Date: Friday, September 18 Details: From sheckels to silver dollars, the medium with which we exchange for goods and services has always been indicative of the times. Today we explore the next era of currency, one backed by mathematics, powered by the Internet, driven by the market and delivered by the innovative open source protocol […]
Date:Monday, August 3, 2015 Details: Details: In just ten years, the commercial drone sector is projected to become a multi-billion-dollar industry, creating thousands of jobs and putting over 80,000 new vehicles in the air. These Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have extended the Internet to the skies, bridging the gap between atoms and bits and promising […]