Governing the Internet: Public Access, Private Regulation (The Journal of Science & Technology Law Symposium)

  • Starts: 9:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018
The question of who should regulate the Internet—governments, the private sector, or some combination of both—is one of the most important and controversial topics in the law today. For example, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently repealed its “net neutrality” rule and issued new draft regulations that would allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict their customers’ access to certain websites. This Symposium will focus on different topics and issues related to the public/private divide in Internet regulation. This Symposium will also provide an opportunity to highlight the expertise of numerous faculty, both from BU and visiting institutions who are leading scholars in the areas of cyberlaw and Internet law. Panel topics will include a discussion of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act over its thirty-year history, the FCC, net neutrality, and proposed regulations to govern ISPs, online platforms’ commoditization of user data, and cyberattacks, such as WannaCry, and how they might be prevented in the future.
BU School of Law (Room 102) - 765 Commonwealth Ave