ASIL Practitioners' Forum - Government Regulation of the Internet in the Transnational Arena

November 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

ASIL Midyear Meeting Practitioners' Forum

As information technology has permeated global society, so too has the ability and desire of national governments to use and regulate flows of information, especially across the internet. Governments have become adept at using social media to reshape narratives about their political opponents, to skew national perceptions of global issues, and to promote disinformation on government actions. At the same time, social media platforms, the news media, academics, technology companies, and general users are facing governmental efforts in multiple jurisdictions to restrict posting of and access to information. For example, opposition parties, non-governmental organizations, and journalists increasingly face regulations meant to curtail scrutiny of those in power. 

Companies must navigate between compliance with governmental regulation and public pressures not to be complicit in disinformation campaigns or censorship. This challenge multiplies significantly in the transnational arena, where there exists a patchwork of national regulations. This practitioner's forum will feature a panel experts from private practice, the corporate world, academia and the international community who will attempt to engage these complex issues.

Panelists will be announced soon.

A networking reception will follow the panel discussion.

This event is hosted by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Registration is available online at