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Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Future of Privacy

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

There is a consensus that ECPA needs to be updated to reflect the changes that have occurred since it's enactment in 1986 and that legislation should have flexibility for additional advancements for the Internet industry.

During the course of the discussion, panelists will discuss various types of Internet platforms and the need for ECPA reform. The House now has a unique opportunity to extend the same 4th Amendment protections enjoyed in the offline world to electronic communications and information stored online. A majority of House Members understand that these protections should not be whittled away by exceptions or carve-outs sought by civil agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which would undermine users’ reasonable expectations of privacy.


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Blake Farenthold


US House of Representatives

U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold is a lifelong resident of Texas, born and raised in Corpus Christi. He is currently serving his second term in Congress, representing the 27th District of Texas...

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Darrell Issa


US House of Representatives

Michael Beckerman

Pres & Ceo

The Internet Association

Michael Beckerman is the President and CEO of The Internet Association, a Washington D.C. based trade association representing the leading global Internet companies.

Prior to his appointment as...

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Suzan Delbene


US House of Representatives

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s 1st Congressional District. She was first sworn into Congress on November 13, 2012.

An experienced and successful technology entrepreneur and ...

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