July 24th Event: Stearns to deliver remarks

July 24th Event: Stearns to deliver remarks

Rep. Cliff Stearns to Deliver Remarks

July 21, 2009 – Representative Cliff Stearns (R-Fl) will deliver opening remarks at TPI’s July 24th event on Information and Privacy: What are the Tradeoffs? Stearns, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, has been in a leader on online privacy issues for many years.

Online advertising uses customer information to target messages to consumers’ interests. The resulting advertising revenues support an array of innovative new online services, which consumers can often use for free. But as the use of information online has increased, so have concerns about privacy. More privacy, however, would mean less information, less valuable advertising, and thus fewer resources available for producing new low-priced services. It is this tradeoff that Congress needs to take into account as it considers new privacy legislation. TPI has assembled a group of experts to discuss how policy makers should address the tradeoffs inherent in privacy policy.

12 Noon Registration and Buffet Lunch

12:20 pm Introductory Remarks
Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL)

12:40 PM Panel Discussion

Alessandro Acquisti, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Alan Davidson, Google
Leslie Harris, Center for Democracy and Technology
Gerard Lewis, Comcast Cable
Paul H. Rubin, Technology Policy Institute and Emory University
Thomas Lenard (moderator), Technology Policy Institute

2:00 PM Adjournment

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