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After Gonzalez v. Google: Next Steps for Congress

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Gonzalez v. Google has been decided, but what comes next for AI, data privacy, and online content moderation policy is still TBD. Although oral arguments back in February largely focused on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the case inspired debate that extended far beyond potential reforms to Section 230. Given that the opinion declined “to address the application of §230 to a complaint that appears to state little, if any, plausible claim for relief,” this broad debate will likely continue.

As Congress and state legislatures across the country continue considering online content moderation, data privacy, and AI governance legislation, many questions that Gonzalez v. Google raised remain relevant today. Such questions include:

For a discussion of these questions and more, please join Tom Romanoff, Director of BPC’s Technology Project, and expert panelists on June 15, 2023, at 10:00 AM ET.


Anupam Chander | Scott K. Ginsburg Professor, Georgetown Law

Eric Goldman | Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Jeff Kosseff | Assoc. Prof. of Cybersecurity Law, United States Naval Academy

Shane Tews | Nonresident Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Tom Romanoff | Technology Project Director, BPC (Moderator)

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