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February 8, 2016

This Week: Wireless Cramming, Minority Media and Microsoft’s Data Warrant

The highlights include a look at Microsoft’s challenge of a warrant for data located in Ireland, a Senate hearing on wireless cramming and a conference on issues for minority media and telecom businesses.

Monday and Tuesday, the Minority Media & Telecom Council holds its annual policy conference, with an emphasis on access to capital and policies that help entrepreneurship.

The House on Monday considers a few cybersecurity bills.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday holds an event on how data is being used in the transportation sector.

On Tuesday, a House Agriculture subcommittee holds a hearing on coordinating future broadband investments.

Microsoft on Tuesday hosts a panel discussion on legal issues surrounding Microsoft’s challenge of a warrant for data in a data center located in Ireland.

Also on Tuesday, a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on nanotechnology.

The full Energy and Commerce panel will take opening statements on anti-spoofing and electronic labeling bills Tuesday, and will mark up the bills Wednesday.

On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on wireless cramming.

A House Judiciary subcommittee holds a  hearing on policy goals of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday.

On Thursday, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation holds an event titled “From Big Data to Cloud Computing: How IT is Creating a New Era of Disruptive Innovation.”

TechFreedom and The International Center for Law and Economics holds an event on Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions Thursday.

On Thursday, Explore Mars and American University host a panel discussion on life on Mars.

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