Past Event

Safer Internet Day

Join CAP for a conversation about raising awareness of emerging online issues and how we can work together to reduce online harm.

1333 H St NW Washington DC 20005
1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

Each year, Safer Internet Day provides a great occasion to raise awareness of emerging online issues and to work together to reduce online harm. Its importance continues to grow with increasing digital threats from prominent and unregulated social networks. In the European Union, 2023 will be a major year with the implementation of new regulations: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). In the United States, despite divided government, there is broad bipartisan consensus on the need to protect Americans’ privacy and children’s safety online.

What are these digital threats and their impact on society, democracy, physical and mental health? What can we learn from the European experience? Is there an American way to guarantee both safety and free speech on the Internet? How do we make accountable those who generate profits from these digital harms? What does it mean that soon Europeans will have far more protections online from major American Big Tech companies than American families will?

Please join the Center for American Progress for conversations with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Alvaro Bedoya, member of European Parliament Sandro Gozi, CAP President and CEO Patrick Gaspard, and former member of French Parliament and CAP Senior Fellow Laetitia Avia.

A light lunch will be provided. 

Opening remarks:
Ben Olinsky, Senior Vice President of Structural Reform and Governance, Center for American Progress

First discussion:

Laetitia Avia, Former Member of French Parliament and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Sandro Gozi, Member of European Parliament

Second discussion:

Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Alvaro Bedoya, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

We would love to hear your questions. Please submit any questions for our distinguished panel on Twitter using #CAPEvents. Live captioning will be available on Zoom and on the YouTube livestream.

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