George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Public Policy Briefing on Privacy Regulation after Net Neutrality

Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: Program on Economics and Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been the leading agency for privacy and data security since the 1990s, using its broad statutory mandate to police online and offline industries. With the Open Internet Order last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified broadband service as a telecommunications service provider, and in the process largely displaced the FTC as the cop on the beat for internet service providers. Recent FCC actions, moreover, suggest that the FTC and FCC may employ different enforcement standards. How are having two sets of enforcers with different playbooks policing the Internet ecosystem likely to impact firms and consumers?


Keynote Speech: The FTC, the FCC, & Privacy BIAS (Read the Speech)

Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Panel Discussion: Privacy Regulation After Net Neutrality


Justin Hurwitz, Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Meredith Filak Rose, Public Attorney, Staff Knowledge

David H. Solomon, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP


James C. Cooper, Director, Program on Economics and Privacy