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Tuesday, January 27 • 3:50pm - 5:00pm
Digital Protectionism: Are U.S. Internet Companies Overseas Facing A Backlash?

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The U.S. is justifiably proud of its tech titans. The Internet is a platform for U.S. startups to become global tech giants. Yet, there is a growing concern about whether this success has led to foreign attempts to protect their own domestic industries through protectionism. Throughout the globe, there are now calls for new rules and investigations meant to protect privacy, content, competition and culture, but are these really meant to hamper U.S. Internet companies abroad? Our panel will explore whether this represents a new foreign "digital protectionism" and if so, how U.S. policymakers can work to change the foreign regulatory climate to protect innovation for all companies around the world.

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Nancy Scola

Technology Journalist
Nancy Scola is a reporter and writer whose work focuses on the intersections of technology and politics, policy, and civic life. For nearly a decade, her coverage of everything from how tech is changing the art of political campaigning to the ongoing policy debate over net neutrality has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Reuters, Washingtonian, the American Prospect, Next City, and many other publications. She has also served as a... Read More →

Speakers
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David Chavern

Executive Vice President President, Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
David C. Chavern is executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation (CATI). Under Chavern’s leadership, the Chamber launched CATI in 2014 to expand engagement with high-tech industries on policy development, regulatory issues, and international opportunities and challenges and to represent the interests of technology companies. Through advocacy, research... Read More →
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Andrea Glorioso

Counselor, Digital Agenda & ICT, EU Delegation to the US
Andrea Glorioso (Mr) is the Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA, in Washington DC. In this role, he acts as the liaison between the EU and US on policy, regulation and research activities related to the Internet and Information and Communication Technologies. Mr Glorioso worked for eight years at the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium) on cyber-security, personal data protection... Read More →
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Amb. Miriam Sapiro

Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Miriam Sapiro is a Visiting Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program. Ambassador Sapiro served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 2009 to 2014, where she led negotiations and enforcement with countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas, and oversaw initiatives on services, investment, industrial competitiveness, intellectual property and innovation, labor and small business. She has over 25 years of... Read More →
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Amb. Daniel A. Sepulveda

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State
Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). In this role, Ambassador Sepulveda leads and coordinates the Department’s positions on communications and information policy issues. Prior to joining the State Department in 2013, Ambassador Sepulveda... Read More →
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John E. Sununu

Adjunct Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump
Beginning in 1996, Sen. Sununu served for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and, subsequently, for six years as the youngest member of the U.S. Senate. As one of the few members of Congress with a technical background, Sen. Sununu rose quickly to earn a seat on the House Appropriations Committee and serve as vice chairman of the Budget Committee. As a senator, he served on committees such as Commerce, Finance, Banking and Foreign... Read More →
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Yael Weinman

Vice President for Global Privacy Policy and General Counsel, The Information Technology Industry Council
As ITI’s Vice President for Global Privacy Policy and General Counsel, Yael promotes balanced approaches to privacy that enhance innovation while also protecting an individual’s personal data. Yael focuses her efforts both domestically and internationally and works with numerous stakeholders to develop smart, effective strategies that will ensure privacy protections but enable the technology sector to continue to innovate and... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:50pm - 5:00pm
8th Floor, Room 802/806 The Newseum

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