POSTPONED – CITP Conference: Big Tech: New Policy Environment

Sherrerd Hall Sherrerd Hall, Princeton, NJ, United States

The reach of today's technologies, and their impact on public life, have intensified debates about the role of technology companies. Companies increasingly find themselves in positions where they have to make judgements that impact large populations. Some commentators argue in favor of more regulatory oversight, while others suggest a more precautionary approach to protect innovation and economic progress. This one day interdisciplinary conference features a range of discussions in the area of competition and open Internet, consumer privacy, online abuse and harassment and the current discussions around technology companies and political campaigns.

CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Scott Jordan – Intersections Between Information Technology and Public Policy

Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space Princeton, NJ, United States

Information technology researchers often assume that good research will lead to deployment in the internet of new systems based on that research. Universities often assume that the principal barrier to deployment is the transition from research idea to prototype. In this talk, it will be argued that these assumptions are often incorrect, and that deployment based on good information technology research is often stymied by a combination of economic and legal issues that were not considered in the research.

Net Neutrality, 5G Policy and Finance: A Discussion with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Robertson Hall Dodds Auditorium 100, Robertson Hall Bowl 016

This talk is co-sponsored with the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance. This discussion covers net neutrality, 5G policy, and financial considerations with Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Nick Feamster, Professor of Computer Science and Deputy Director...

CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Kathryn Kleiman – ICANN’s Multistakeholder Process: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) provides one of the oldest example of the “multistakeholder model,” a private governance structure which allows technologists to work with users and other interested groups to create rules for new technologies, especially on the Internet. Kleiman, a 20 year...

CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Timothy B. Lee – The Way We Regulate Self-driving Cars Is Broken

Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space

Regulation of auto safety today is based on an assumption that cars will be sold to end customers. But the first driverless cars are likely to be rented, not owned. That has big implications for the way they should be regulated. This presentation will describe the technological and economic forces that are pushing...