In an era of information overload, search engines help Internet users find the information they want. Access to this information is a human rights issue as well as an economic one. But search engines are often criticized by businesses frustrated with search engine rankings and by restrictive governments around the world demanding that search results be filtered.
On September 20th, the Computer & Communications Industry Association will host a panel discussion on Internet search and how it impacts businesses, consumers and the Internet as a whole. Complimentary breakfast will be provided.*
Understanding Search: The Infrastructure, Innovation & Impact of Today’s Search Engine Technology
Tuesday, September 20
Rayburn Building, Room B-339
8:30am – 10:00am
Moderated by former Washington Post tech guru Rob Pegoraro, the panel will feature:
- James Grimmelmann, Associate Professor, New York Law School, and author, “The Structure of Search Engine Law”
- George Michie, Co-Founder and CEO, The Rimm Kaufman Group
- Danny Sullivan, Editor, Search Engine Land
From how businesses reach customers on the web to why search engine results are biased to who wants search engine regulation and why, our panel of experts will explain the inner workings of Internet search and the legal and legislative issues surrounding access to information.
Please send RSVPs to Maggie Clark at [email protected] or call (202) 782-0070 ext 120.
*CCIA is an international, nonprofit association of computer and communications industry firms, representing a broad cross section of the industry. This educational event is designed to be widely attended in compliance with House and Senate ethics rules.