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Interested in what’s happening with the fights around big tech, facial recognition and data privacy? Join Senior Staff Attorney Eric Williams and others for what is sure to be an informative event!
From Wayne Events: FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will jointly host a field hearing in Detroit, Michigan. The hearing will feature U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) and convene community leaders based in Detroit, renowned scholars, and policy advocates from across the United States to discuss the intersecting roles of the FCC and FTC in promoting equity for 5G technology and big data. The promises of an unprecedented level of connectivity with the deployment of 5G and sophisticated algorithms that utilize massive amounts of data are likely to transform the way we live, work, and play. The highest levels of connectivity cannot and should not be reserved for the few; the benefits of 5G technology must meet the needs of all Americans, including low-income people, people of color, people living with disabilities, people residing in rural communities, children, and the many ways in which those identities intersect. However, connecting all communities is only half the battle: When these Americans are connected, we must simultaneously work to minimize the privacy harms and other data abuses that may disproportionately fall on marginalized communities and particularly vulnerable populations, such as children. During this hearing, participants will discuss how to create and sustain a more equitable and connected world both online and offline.