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In this talk, Jon will draw on his recent research, including his doctoral work at the Oxford Internet Institute, to help fill in some of the gaps in our understanding of chilling effects online. Through discussion of surveillance/regulatory related empirical case studies, including one on involving Wikipedia traffic and another “comparative” survey-based study, Jon will offer insights on these and other questions: What is the nature and scale of regulatory and surveillance chilling effects online? Do they persist or are they merely temporary? What factors may influence their impact?
How does the federal government develop and implement technology policy? Thanks to the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, Jonathan had a unique opportunity to participate in the machinery of government. From 2015 to 2017, he was the chief technologist of the FCC Enforcement Bureau, and from 2017 to 2018, he served as the technology advisor to Senator Kamala D. Harris. In this informal and off-the-record lunch talk, Jonathan will explain the initiatives that he worked on in Washington, including projects related to consumer privacy, surveillance, election security, and foreign propaganda. He’ll also share lessons learned for engaging with regulatory agencies and legislative offices.
This presentation will focus on two recent recommendations of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), a government agency dedicated to finding ways to improve administrative processes in the federal government. The recommendations aim to help agencies plan for meaningful analysis and retrospective review of their regulations.
Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) was founded to harness commercial technology from start-ups for national security innovation. This is the story of how DIUx at first failed, was rebooted, and eventually succeeded in partnering with leading hardware and software startups amidst a new age of strategic competition in which technological diffusion has made the world ever flatter and more potentially dangerous.
Attendance by invitation only. Etienne Maury from the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) and Estelle Masse from Access Now will provide an overview of the functioning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost one year in.This conversation will reflect on the law’s...