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A Conversation with Julius Genachowski

Speaker: Julius Genachowski
Presider: Daniel B. Prieto

Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet freedom, competition, innovation, and investment in broadband services around the globe.

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ICT for Development: Combating Corruption and Increasing Government Accountability (Audio)

Speaker: Boris Weber
Presider: Isobel Coleman

CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman speaks with Boris Weber, director of ICT4Gov at the World Bank Institute, on how technology is being leveraged to promote good governance and increased transparency in fragile states and emerging markets.

This was a meeting of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Roundtable series.

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mDevelopment: Harnessing Mobile Technology for Global Economic Growth (Audio)

Speakers: Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott Ratzan
Introductory Speaker: Cherie Blair
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.

The Women and Technology Roundtable series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.

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The Mobile Revolution: Driving the Next Wave of Productivity and Growth (Audio)

Speaker: Randall L. Stephenson
Presider: Chrystia Freeland

Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.

This session was part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker series, as well as the Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy.

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A Conversation with Ivan Seidenberg (Audio)

Speaker: Ivan Seidenberg
Presider: Alan S. Murray

Listen to Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, discuss technology and innovation, as well as the implications of recent legislation on Verizon.

This meeting was part of the CEO Speaker series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights.

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McKinsey Global Institute: The Net's Sweeping Impact on Growth, Jobs, and Prosperity

Research prepared by the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey's Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice offers the first quantitative assessment of the impact of the Internet on GDP and growth, while also considering the most relevant tools governments and businesses can use to get the most benefit from the digital transformation.

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CRS: Data Security: Protecting the Privacy of Phone Records

Authors: Gina Marie Stevens and Tara Alexandra Rainson

This CRS report considers the issue of the privacy of cellular telephone records. It discusses recent legislative and regulatory efforts to protect the privacy of customer telephone records, and efforts to prevent the unauthorized use, disclosure, or sale of such records by data brokers. In addition, it provides a brief overview of the confidentiality protections for customer information established by the Communications Act of 1934.

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