Our panel will discuss the building blocks of bipartisan compromise and how they fit together, including the FTC’s 2012 Privacy Report; the Obama Administration’s 2012 Privacy Bill of Rights and 2015 legislative draft; ongoing efforts by the Trump administration at the FTC, Commerce and NIST; and the impact state laws and international developments. Topics of discussion will include federalism and preemption, whether to supersede existing federal privacy laws, the FTC’s enforcement powers, information sensitivity and injury, algorithmic discrimination, the role of social media in our democracy, tradeoffs between specific privacy rules and more general and flexible standards, the role of multistakeholder processes, and the extent of any new rulemaking power the FTC might be given. Throughout, our focus will be on exploring concrete ways to implement bipartisan agreement.
Join TechFreedom at 3:00 PM on May 15, for a panel discussion of these critical questions.
When: 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Wednesday, May 15th
Where: Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325
Panelists will include:
- Cameron Kerry, Visiting Fellow Brookings Institute and former General Counsel, Commerce Department (2009-13)
- Danny Weitzner, Director and co-founder of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group and former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy (2011-12)
- Lydia Parnes, Partner Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Privacy and Data Protection and former Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection (2004-2009)
- Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at Charles Koch Institute, former Attorney Advisor to Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen (2014-17) and former Acting FTC Chief Technologist (2017-18)
- Gerry Stegmaier, Partner Reed & Smith IP, Tech & Data Group
- Berin Szóka, President, TechFreedom
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We can be reached for comment at firstname.lastname@example.org. See more of our work on consumer privacy, including:
- Our 2018 FTC Comments on Competition & Consumer Protection in the 21st Century
- Our 2018 NTIA Comments on international priorities
- Our comments on NTIA Privacy Framework
- Our 2017 Senate Testimony on FTC Stakeholder Perspectives: Reform Proposals to Improve Fairness, Innovation and Consumer Welfare
- Tech Policy Podcast #177: Online Privacy and the BROWSER Act
- Tech Policy Podcast #208: Data Danger: Keeping Information Safe Online
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