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Consumer Privacy in the Obama Administration: A Discussion with Lawrence E. Strickling

The Obama Administration recently unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth. Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, Lawrence E. Strickling discussed the administration?s privacy policy and how to promote innovation in the global digital economy. 

Lawrence E. Strickling was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce in June 2009. In this role, Strickling also serves as Administrator of NTIA, the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy. A technology policy expert with more than two decades of experience in the public and private sectors, Strickling?s focus at NTIA includes leading initiatives to expand broadband Internet access and adoption in America and to ensure that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. 

Panel

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Moderator

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Economics of the Internet

Lawrence E. Strickling, Panelist

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce

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