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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
June 25, 2009
(202) 289-8928
PFF Event: Online Advertising Regulation
July 10th Event to Explore Costs for Consumers, Culture and Journalism

WASHINGTON D.C. - Proposals to regulate advertising and data collection on the Internet, mobile phones, and interactive television, hold the promise of enhancing consumer privacy.  On the other hand, "smart advertising" allows more relevant advertising to be targeted directly to individual consumers, making markets more competitive, significantly increasing the funding available for creating free content and services, and increasing the effectiveness of all forms of free speech.  These issues and more will be discussed at "Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism?" a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

A panel of experts will discuss such topics as the cost of regulation to consumers, its impact on journalism and other non-commercial content, and First Amendment issues concerning the future of culture and political discourse.  The discussion will be moderated by PFF Fellow Berin Szoka.

"Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism?" will be held Friday, July 10th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in
Room SVC-208 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center.  Lunch will be served.  Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at Others should contact Allison Bringardner at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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