Big Tech and the Starfish Problem: Why Antitrust Alone Won’t Save Us

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Galvanize
44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA CA, 94105

Join us for a cocktail hour conversation with Harold Feld, Senior Vice President of Public Knowledge, and Mike Swift, Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent of mLex. They’ll have a one-on-one interview about Harold’s new book, The Case for the Digital Platform Act. Then, a panel of experts from the tech industry and public interest sector will offer their responses. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served for what we expect will be a lively discussion on the “Big Tech” regulation debate.

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Antitrust Lessons From the “No Poach” Case in Silicon Valley

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The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Room 217
Washington DC, 20515

In 2013, the Department of Justice brought an antitrust case against Silicon Valley tech firms for illegal collusion. The CEOs of these companies had agreed to not compete for each other’s employees, leading to lower wages and less freedom of movement for workers.

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Emerging Tech for Social Change

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U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Room North
Washington DC, 20515 Google
25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900
Washington DC, 20001

Join us on Thursday, May 2 for Emerging Tech for Social Change, our 8th annual conference on emerging technologies and policy, building on the success of Emerging Tech DC and 3D/DC.

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Creating A Cybersecurity “Energy Star” for Our Connected Future

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Public Knowledge
1818 N St. NW, Suite 410
Washington DC, 20036

This #DCCyberWeek roundtable discussion will focus on a working paper outlining how the United States might develop an “Energy Star” label for consumer-grade internet-of-things products. We’ll provide an advance copy of the draft paper to all participants and an opportunity for feedback during the roundtable.

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Privacy Now Hill Briefing

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Russell Senate Office Building
Room SR-485
Washington DC, 20002

Unregulated data collection and use in the United States has eroded public trust in companies to safeguard and use data responsibly. Irresponsible data practices lead to a broad range of harms, including discrimination in employment, health care, and advertising, data breaches, and loss of individuals’ control over personal information. The public needs and deserves strong and comprehensive federal legislation that will protect their privacy and afford meaningful redress, while preserving the ability of governments at all levels to play a role in privacy protection and enforcement.

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