Center for American Progress

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: The Future of Technology Regulation

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: The Future of Technology Regulation

Washington, D.C. — At a time when Americans are more reliant on online services than ever before, the question of how to protect the public interest online is increasingly urgent. The federal government currently has limited ability to understand, anticipate, and protect Americans from the interlocking economic, consumer protection, civil rights, and privacy harms they face online. The case for bold action is clear, and policy developments are gaining momentum in Washington and across the country.

New thinking on technology regulation has led to bipartisan efforts toward stronger antitrust enforcement and competition in digital markets, as well as other exciting proposals to reimagine democratic oversight of technology and online services. The nation is drawing on the robust progressive tradition of antitrust and regulation working hand in hand to confront the challenges of regulating new technologies with the ultimate goal of protecting American consumers.

Please join us for a thoughtful conversation on the path forward for governing online services, featuring Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler; and Center for American Progress experts Adam Conner and Erin Simpson. The event will be moderated by CAP’s CEO and president, Patrick Gaspard.

WHO:
Introductory remarks:
Adam Conner, Vice President, Technology Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Featured speakers:
Tom Wheeler, Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation; Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School; 31st Chairman, Federal Communications Commission for President Obama
Erin Simpson, Associate Director, Technology Policy, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
Patrick Gaspard, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
4:00 p.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:
You must RSVP to watch the livestream event by clicking this link. An email will then be sent with instructions on how to watch.

For more information, please contact Claudia Montecinos at cmontecinos@americanprogress.org.