If you're in D.C. on July 10, I hope you'll join us for the following panel discussion (noon-2pm in Room 208 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center), which I'll lead as moderator:
Proposals to regulate advertising and data collection on the Internet, mobile phones, and interactive television, hold the promise of enhancing consumer privacy. On the other hand, "smart advertising" allows more relevant advertising to be targeted directly to individual consumers, making markets more competitive, significantly increasing the funding available for creating free content and services, and increasing the effectiveness of all forms of free speech. These issues and more will be discussed at "Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism?" a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.
A panel of experts will discuss such topics as the cost of regulation to consumers, its impact on journalism and other non-commercial content, and First Amendment issues concerning the future of culture and political discourse.
Please RSVP here.