Described as the “26 words that created the Internet,” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides important liability protections to online content hosts. But CDA 230 is increasingly becoming a target for reform or repeal as Washington policymakers battle with tech giants over issues from election interference and political misinformation to child exploitation and harmful content. As this law approaches its 25th birthday, we will explore how CDA 230 and proposed reforms impact Arizona businesses.
This event will provide an overview of CDA 230 and its implementation since 1996, describe which businesses are subject to the law, particularly its impact on small to medium sized businesses and Internet startups, and describe President Trump’s Executive Order and the various reform proposals pending in Congress.
About the Speaker:
Caroline Lynch is the founder and owner of Copper Hill Strategies, LLC, providing client-focused government relations, strategic planning, legislative, and business development services. She has fifteen years of Capitol Hill experience, including a decade with the House Judiciary Committee where she served for eight years as the Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Caroline utilizes her expertise in public policy and the legislative process to advise clients on wide array of technology issues, including encryption and cybersecurity, CDA 230, facial recognition, and blockchain and cryptocurrency policy.
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. | Opening Remarks
9:05 – 10:30 a.m. | Presentation and Audience Q&A
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