Today the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) posted the audio transcript of its latest Congressional Briefing, “Anatomy of Online Advertising: Understanding the Privacy Debate.” The ICAC hosted the briefing on the morning of March 30, 2009 in the U.S. Capitol Building, Capitol Visitors Center Meeting Room South. The audio file can be downloaded from the ICAC web site at http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2009/privacyanatomy/ The page also features a description of the briefing as well as a list of panelists.
Tim Lordan, Executive Director of GetNetWise.org, discusses the availability of personal information at many sites on the internet. Lordan advises consumers to put some limits on “offline” information and how to protect themselves on social networking sites. The conversation with Of Consuming Interest’s Shirley Rooker is podcast on WTOP’s Web site. Visit WTOP’s audio center for a limited time to play the audio of the broadcast or download the MP3 from their podcast RSS.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration appointed IEF Executive Director Tim Lordan to the NTIA’s Online Safety and Technology Working Group that was established as part of the “Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act.” In the appointment letter dated April 1, 2009 NTIA Acting Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Anna Gomez noted “President Obama recognizes the importance of protecting the safety and privacy of our children as they explore the riches of the Web. The President is also committed to helping parents better understand what content their children will see and to ensuring that they have the tools to respond.” Executive Director Lordan enthusiastically accepted the appointment.
We have just finished posting all of the audio and video from every panel and keynote at the 5th Annual State of the Net 2009 Conference. The videos and audio are next embedded within the agenda page on the Conference Web page.
Here are all the direct links to the keynote and panel audio and videos (Check below to learn how to subscribe to iTunes podcasts and YouTube videos – and how to become a “fan” on Facebook.):
State of the Net Conference, January 14, 2009, Washington, DC
What Does the Transition Mean for Internet Policy?
Blair Levin, Team Leader for the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform Working Group on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh6t2HMZ42o
Comments and Perspectives on Internet Policy
* James Elles, Member, European Parliament
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jXbnRn4XSc
* Aneesh Paul Chopra, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfoBMNhjHU8
* John Windhausen and Rick Cimerman Summarizing the Preconference Seminar: Strategies for Investing in and Benefiting from America’s Broadband Infrastructure
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__8zza7QTLM
Making Online Personal Information More Anonymous: Will It Save Privacy?
MP3 Audio at http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114privacy.mp3
Future of ICANN and Internet Governance
MP3 Audio at http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114futureicann.mp3
Top Tech Policy Bloggers on The State of the Net
MP3 Audio at http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114bloggers.mp3
Featuring Josh Silverman, President, Skype with
The Honorable Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-XgTKr6IU
Has the Internet Transmuted Electoral Politics and Policymaking?
MP3 Audio at http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114politics.mp3
The Top Five Ways Congress Can Save Healthcare Through Technology
MP3 Audio at http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114healthcare.mp3
Policy Issues Facing Cloud Computing
MP3 Audio http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114cloud.mp3
Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies
Video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWV-Oo5jMDk
Digital Copyright: What’s Next?
MP3 Audio at http://www.netcaucus.org/audio/2009/20090114copyright.mp3
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Leading Tech Policy Conference Sponsored by Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Will Feature Obama Tech Official
What: State of the Net Conference
When: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Where: Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
You can register for this widely-attended conference and view the agenda at http://www.netcaucus.org/conference/2009/. Attendance is complimentary for media and the conference also includes equally important panels on every key technology issue before the 111th Congress.
The State of the Net Conference is the largest information technology policy conference in the United States, attracting more than 500 attendees in 2008. As a leader in technology policy, this year the conference will address policy issues that will challenge the new Administration and the new Congress. The 2009 State of the Net Conference will follow the 12th Annual Kickoff Reception & Technology Exhibition on the evening of January 13 from 5 to 7 pm in a Senate Office Building.
About the Congressional Internet Caucus:
Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee is a diverse group of public interest, non-profit and industry groups working to educate the Congress and the public about important Internet-related policy issues. The group seeks to promote the growth and advancement of the Internet, provide a bicameral, bipartisan forum for Internet concerns to be raised, while promoting the education of internet-related issues. More information can be found at http://www.netcaucus.org .
Media Advisory: January 9, 2009 Contact: Stephanie Tackach, 202.701.7510, [email protected]
Internet Education Foundation Executive Director Tim Lordan will be speaking tomorrow at the European Parliament at the TOWARDS THE DIGITAL WORLD IN 2025 conference hosted by the European Internet Foundation. An agenda for the conference is now posted and a live broadcast of the full meeting program will be available.
In addition, Mr. Lordan will be addressing the Electronic Signatures & Records Association (ESRA) today in Washington, DC at 2 PM at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. More information about the ESRA Conference, E-SIGNATURES’08: BUSINESS, LEGAL & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS, is now available.
Congressional Internet Caucus Members and Silicon Valley Tech Leaders Convene Around Key Tech Policy Issues at State of Net West Conference
Santa Clara, Calif. — Together with the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will host the 2nd Annual State of the Net Conference to probe key technology policy issues on August 6 in Santa Clara, California.
What: The State of the Net West Conference will feature leaders of the Congressional Internet Caucus in discussions with West Coast academic scholars, public interest advocates, and industry executives during a series of discussions on timely technology policy issues during the run-up to the 2008 elections. State of the Net West is designed to channel West Coast thought leadership from the academic community and the marketplace to help inform the technology policy issues that will be decided in Washington. Three panels will cover the respective topics:
* Will Our Reputations and Privacy Survive the Age of Social Networking?
* Can ISP Immunity Survive the Onslaught of Web 2.0?
* The Movement of Information from the Crowd to the Cloud
More details at http://www.netcaucus.org/events/2008/sotnwest/
Who: Participants include:
* Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
* Congressman Mike Honda
* Congressman Bob Goodlatte
* Frank Pasquale, Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School
* Lauren Gelman, Executive Director and Lecturer of Law at Stanford Law
* Mike Fertik, CEO of Reputation Defender
* James X. Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology
* Matthew Parrella, U.S. Department of Justice
* More TBD
When: Wednesday, August 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch will be served)
Where: California Mission Room, Benson Center, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California, 95053
Directions, public transportation, map, and parking info can all be found at: http://scu.edu/map/
Contact: Nick Proferes
202-638-4370 ext. 326 (o)
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