Exploring Today's Front-Page Technology Policy Issues
ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) is proud to present “HotTopics,” a bimonthly webinar series dedicated to exploring today’s most relevant and important computing-related technology issues. Every 90-minute HotTopics session will take attendees inside a pressing topic in the headlines, from artificial intelligence to quantum computing, with a focus on its implications for US law and policy. Expert ACM, USTPC, and guest panelists will provide their own insights and engage each other and attendees in extended discussion.
Previous HotTopics Webinars
- November 15, 2021
Policy, Profit, Privacy, and Privilege: The Post-Pandemic Future of Remote Testing Technology
- June 24, 2021
Of Access, Excess, and Trespass: The Supreme Court's Van Buren Ruling on the CFAA
- June 9, 2021
The Politics and Policy of Necessity: Mega-Hacks and the Future of US Cybersecurity
- February 11, 2021
Technology & Trust: Voting in the Electronic Age
- November 18, 2020
Section 230: The Origins and Future of Online Content Control and Liability in the US
ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) will host the HotTopics webinar session, “Scraping By: Reconsidering Law & Technology for Online Data Collection,” on May 19, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:30pm EDT. USTPC Law Subcommittee Chair and appellate attorney Andy Grosso will moderate a panel of legal and technical experts who’ll tackle these issues and more! Registration is required but free to all.
ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) hosted a HotTopics webinar session, "Policy, Profit, Privacy, and Privilege: the Post-Pandemic Future of Remote Testing Technology," on Nov. 15, 2021. The webinar proved to be a timely, deep dive discussion into the accuracy, security, and fundamental fairness to less-advantaged students of remote testing administration (RTA) systems, and what their future will or should be.
ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) hosted a HotTopics webinar session, "Of Access, Excess, and Trespass: The Supreme Court’s Van Buren Ruling on the CFAA," on June 24, 2021. USTPC Law Subcommittee Chair and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Grosso moderated a 90-minute deep dive into the Court’s new and long-awaited Van Buren decision. Panelists included Alan Butler, Cindy Cohn, Mark Rasch and Eric Vandevelde.
ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) hosted a HotTopics webinar session on Politics and Policy of Necessity: Mega-Hacks and the Future of US Cybersecurity on June 9. Former USTPC Chair and renowned cybersecurity expert Gene Spafford moderated a panel that discussed cyberthreats and how multiple arms of the US government can respond. Panelists included Steven Bellovin, Edward Felten, Rebecca Herold and Mark Rasch.
ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) hosted a HotTopics webinar session on Technology & Trust: Voting in the Electronic Age on February 11. The panel discussion was moderated by USTPC Chair Jim Hendler and included ACM technical experts Doug Jones and Barbara Simons, USTPC Law Subcommittee Chair Andy Grosso, and Brennan Center for Justice advisor Edgardo Cortés for a deep and audience-interactive discussion of voting in America and the technologies at its core.
ACM's US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) hosted a HotTopics panel discussion on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on November 18, 2020, with Mark Rasch, founder of the US DOJ's Computer Crime Unit and Cyber-Forensics practice; ACM Fellow Pamela Samuelson, law professor at University of California, Berkeley; and Danny Weitzner, Chair of USTPC’s Digital Governance Subcommittee and Founding Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative. Andy Grosso, Chair of USTPC’s Law Subcommittee, moderated.