Call for Topics 2019 - Regulation

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Timestamp Submission Number Submission Issue Areas Comments SG
Timestamp Submission Number Submission Issue Areas Comments SG
2019-02-05 6:18:28 PM 2019 Submission 29 Weighing costs/benefits to regulation, privacy, antitrust, section 230 Regulation Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-06 5:42:17 PM 2019 Submission 33 Regulation & self-regulation of social media platforms Regulation This panel would look at Facebook's proposal for an advisory council (self-regulation), Article 19's proposal for Social Media Councils, and proposals and efforts in the EU and US to regulate content. What are the opportunities and pitfalls associated with these efforts, and what would it mean for the future of free expression, journalism and democracy Civil Society / Academia
2019-02-11 2:10:07 PM 2019 Submission 64 Application of antitrust law to online platforms Regulation Online platforms have become integral parts of many Americans’ lives, being used for social communication, many areas of commerce, and other new ways. Increasingly, policymakers on the Hill and at key federal agencies (e.g., FTC) have begun to more seriously examine whether there is a need for antitrust intervention in online platform markets. This session should feature policymakers from both the Hill and FTC, as well as industry and civil society stakeholders, who can educate IGF-USA members about, and provide diverse perspectives on, the current debate regarding antitrust law and platforms. • • • Private Sector
2019-02-11 2:12:08 PM 2019 Submission 65 Trends in Regulatory Approaches to ‘Over-the-Top’ Services – Should Telecom Laws be Applied to Network Edge Services? Regulation Traditionally, telecom laws around the world have applied to copper line voice service providers. These laws have, in many countries, since been applied internet service providers (the providers of pipes that data packets flow through). More recently, policies (some proposed and some in place today) have sought to apply the same telecom laws to “over-the-top” services, or services that are access over a telecom network’s infrastructure. Such policies are currently being debated in the U.S., as well as in other key jurisdictions like India. This session would feature stakeholders from government, industry, and civil society that will debate whether OTT services should or should not be exposed to telecom regulatory-like regimes and make recommendations on a path forward. • • Private Sector