The Next Wave of Technology Regulation: The Need for New Authorities in the U.S. and Beyond 

This registration is for joining us in-person* for the event. A light lunch will be provided. 

Over the last few years, tremendous attention has been focused on the need to address the challenges and harms created by the technology sector. The Biden Administration has outlined plans for a blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, information integrity research, and new cybersecurity rules for critical infrastructure and called for new bipartisan legislation around privacy, algorithms, and tech antitrust. While there is a clear need for strong federal privacy legislation and new competition policies, even if Congress were to enact those laws tomorrow, significant gaps would remain in addressing the challenges and harms from existing and emerging technologies.

The last few years have seen increasing recognition of the need for a strong sector-specific regulator for the digital space to address not only competition and privacy, but a wide range of novel consumer protection issues including emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, addiction by design, algorithmic discrimination, and even concerns about the health of democracy. Researchers and policymakers have begun to outline new approaches to address these gaps centering on the need for policy innovation, new regulatory authorities and even new agencies to provide the needed guardrails, expertise and enforcement capability. Across the Atlantic, the European Union is now putting its sweeping Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Acts into effect and is soon to finalize its AI act.

Please join the Center for American Progress and Public Knowledge for an event on the next wave of technology policy and regulation ideas with leading analysts of the topic. Remarks from Dr. Alondra Nelson, former Acting Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Harold F. Linder Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. Followed by a panel discussion featuring former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Brooking Visiting Fellow Tom Wheeler, former FCC Commissioner and co-chair of the Transatlantic High Level Working Group (TWG) Susan Ness, Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld, in a discussion moderated by CAP Technology Policy Vice President Adam Conner. With closing remarks from Public Knowledge President and CEO Chris Lewis.

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Thursday, March 02, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 2:00pm (U.S./Eastern)

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