Episodes

April 28, 2022

Vint Cerf: How Futuristic Technologies Will Shape the World

With the convergence of the Metaverse, Web 3.0 and the blockchain, it’s hard to imagine just how far we have come over the last century. We can’t fully appreciate this giant leap forward, without examining the origins of the internet. Who better...

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April 19, 2022

Jonathan Cohen: The Importance of Media Law

We are in the middle of a disruptive tech revolution, and it will take some time for society to adjust. Tech, media, and telecom companies turn to Jonathan Cohen for advice as they navigate a continually shifting legal, technological and political...

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April 11, 2022

Kyle Williams & Kamal Carter: How to Confront Racial Misinformation and Disinformation with Kyle Williams & Kamal Carter

The way you process information will affect your survival. It’s just a fact. Without the ability to evaluate information through a critical lens, it's hard to discern fact from fiction. Kyle Williams and Kamal Carter of A Long Talk About An...

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March 25, 2022

Donata Stroink Skillrud: Managing Your Privacy Law Compliance

A lack of a unifying federal privacy law in the U.S. like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and a growing patchwork of state regulations to keep track of, can make it tricky for your business to maintain compliance....

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March 18, 2022

Anita Balaraman: How to Overcome Self-Doubt in Your Cyber Career

You’re well aware that this podcast is about public policy and so often we focus on that, but today, we’re also bringing you the creative side of policy making. So many of the policies that we fight to implement are created as a way to protect and...

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Feb. 28, 2022

Dana Miller: Keeping Kids Safe Online

Now more than ever we need to protect our kids as they have more exposure online than ever before. Children’s Online Safety is a priority that we are taking very seriously.  We’re living in a hyperconnected age and we’ve got the Metaverse...

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Nov. 11, 2021

Douglas Keith: How Remote Court Proceedings Affect Equal Access

When the pandemic started, courts that were slower in adopting technology had to undergo a two-week revolution to move their operations to a remote setting. Under normal circumstances, that would have taken them twenty years to achieve.  Existing...

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Nov. 1, 2021

Camille Stewart: Talk about leadership

WashingTECH Policy Podcast was started largely because of the impact of tech, AI and cybersecurity on communities of color, working class and immigrants, and none of the big players in the industry have it on their radar. Our conversation today is on...

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Oct. 26, 2021

Dr. Tara Sell: Combating Medical Misinformation

Some of the earliest documented instances of health misinformation occurred as early as the 1930s. So it’s not as recent of a phenomenon as you may think. Obviously, social media has made the speed and prevalence of health misinformation and...

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Oct. 18, 2021

Elizabeth Banker: The Importance of Online Content Moderation

Bio Elizabeth Banker is Vice President of Legal Advocacy for Chamber of Progress. Elizabeth brings twenty-five years of in-house, law firm, and trade association experience on intermediary liability, Section 230, and online safety. Most...

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Oct. 12, 2021

Justin Brookman: Privacy Legislation at the State Level

With Federal privacy regulation leaving much to be desired, it has fallen to individual states to make up the gap and establish their own privacy rules. This approach is problematic for many reasons, which is why Justin Brookman is on the show today....

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Sept. 30, 2021

Cody Venzke: Protecting Your Childs Data in School

Cody Venzke is a Policy Counsel for CDT’s Equity in Civic Technology Project, where he works to ensure that education agencies and other civic institutions use technology responsibly and equitably while protecting the privacy and civil rights of...

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Sept. 22, 2021

Margaret Kaplan: How Landlords Use Algorithms to Weed Out Potential Renters

Margaret graduated cum laude from the  in 2003 and began her legal career with the Housing Preservation Project. She began her career as a community organizer, fighting for the rights of manufactured home community members...

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Sept. 14, 2021

Justin Hendrix: What You Need to Know About Terrorism in DC

Justin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist...

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Nov. 12, 2020

David Johns: Trump's Arsonous Section 230 Plan to Roast Black Voices

Bio  is known for his passion, public policy acumen and fierce advocacy for youth. He is an enthusiast about equity—leveraging his time, talent and treasures to address the needs of individuals and communities often neglected and...

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Nov. 3, 2020

Alejandro Roark: Latinos, Section 230 and Access

Bio Alejandro Roark is Executive Director of the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) in Washington, DC. HTTP is a national non-profit that convenes an intersectional coalition of national Latino organizations committed...

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Oct. 21, 2020

Richard Fowler: Misinformation in Black America mixdown

Bio   Richard Fowler is Host of radio’s nationally syndicated , Democratic Messaging Expert, and Millennial Engagement Specialist, Richard Fowler is an advocate for youth and social policy reform.  Currently, Richard works with teachers,...

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Oct. 6, 2020

John Breyault: How to Spot and Stop Misinformation

How to spot and stop misinformation with John Breyault (Ep. 244) How to spot and stop misinformation with John Breyault (Ep. 244) -- John and Joe Miller discuss how consumers themselves can correct misinformation, by weighing in when they see it,...

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Sept. 28, 2020

John Bergmayer: Behind the App Store Purge with

John Bergmayer is Legal Director at Public Knowledge, specializing in telecommunications, media, internet, and intellectual property issues. He advocates for the public interest before courts and policymakers, and works to make sure that all...

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Sept. 21, 2020

Charlton McIlwain, WashingTECH’s Incoming Board Chair, Fireside

Bio Charlton McIlwain () is Vice Provost or Faculty Engagement and Development; Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. His recent work focuses on the intersections of race, digital media, and racial justice activism. He...

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Aug. 4, 2020

Mike Alkire & Jonathan Slotkin: How to fix the healthcare supply chain

Bios Mike Alkire is the President at Premier, the largest global supply chain, healthcare technology company in the U.S, that helps hospitals and health systems provide higher quality patient care at a better cost. In addition to leading the...

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