I'm back on Capitol Hill today to testify in the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee. My full written testimony submitted for the record is here. The hearing will be webcast live on the House Foreign Relations Committee website here, and I believe the video will be archived on that page as well.
Yesterday members of the House launched an Internet Freedom Caucus and the Senate will be launching one as well later this month. Later this week I will write up my thoughts about Washington's recent flurry of activity on "Internet Freedom," including various efforts at legislation, funding to fight censorship and surveillance, and voluntary industry codes like the Global Network Initiative (with which I am actively involved). Meanwhile, here are the details of today's hearing:
Howard L. Berman (D-CA), Chairman
The Google Predicament:
Transforming U.S. Cyberspace Policy to Advance Democracy, Security, and Trade
You are respectfully requested to attend the following open hearing of the Full Committee to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Ms. Rebecca MacKinnon
Center for Information Technology Policy
Cofounder of Global Voices Online
Mr. Robert W. Holleyman, II
President and CEO
Business Software Alliance
Larry M. Wortzel, Ph.D.
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission