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Thursday, May 17 • 09:00 - 10:15
Trading Up: What Net Neutrality Means for Small Businesses and Trade

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Net neutrality is a hot button topic in the global internet freedom and access space. Proponents of net neutrality argue that it is vital for promoting innovation and economic growth. A less commonly discussed aspect of the net neutrality debate, however, is how net neutrality protections, or a lack thereof, impact small and minority-owned businesses such as e-commerce companies. This session aims to provide audience members with the opportunity to learn about net neutrality through a human-centered and international trade lens, two perspectives not conventionally discussed, especially in tandem. Each panelist will speak about how their respective nations or regions have engaged with the net neutrality debate and what ramifications these decisions have had for small businesses, trade, and social and economic

avatar for Eric Null

Eric Null

Policy Counsel, New America's Open Technology Institute

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Mark Buell

Regional Vice President, Internet Society
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Amba Kak

Tech policy fellow, Mozilla
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Ryan Singel

Fellow, Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society
Working on net neutrality at Stanford and founder of Contextly. Interested in privacy, security and media.
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Dhanaraj Thakur

Senior Research Manager, Alliance for Affordable Internet / Web Foundation

Thursday May 17, 2018 09:00 - 10:15 EDT