Antitrust legislation has had no shortage of attention on Capitol Hill. While the broader policy implications of the two main bills—the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open App Markets Act—have been widely debated, security and related implications have not received as much attention. Specifically, there is a need to focus on the stakes for national security, cybersecurity, privacy and online disinformation. The legislation is not directly related to these topics at every turn, but they still have a serious impact on American security and privacy.

Join the R Street Institute for a panel discussion exploring this topic with experts sharing academic, consumer, industry and security perspectives. Specific areas will include how current antitrust legislation would impact security, possible improvements to lessen concerns and a broader discussion on the need to protect security and privacy even outside of the current legislation.

Featuring:

  • [Moderator] Brandon Pugh, Senior Fellow and Policy Counsel, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threats Team, R Street Institute
  • Glenn Gerstell, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies and former General Counsel, National Security Agency
  • Jane Bambauer, Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Arizona
  • Graham Dufault, Senior Director for Public Policy, ACT | The App Association