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Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy & news, including highlights from Capitol Hill, breaking tech news, clips of relevant articles from traditional and new media, and a roundup of thought leader quotes and tweets.

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Partnering Podcast Features Voices for Innovation

On the podcast The Ultimate Guide to Partnering, host Vince Menzione dedicates a complete episode to public policy engagement and Voices for Innovation. You can listen to the complete episode, “One Technology ...

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You don't want to miss the top tech headlines from this week. From #GDPR to the latest on #TVWS, our Executive Briefing will help you stay informed. https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

.@Microsoft has been an enthusiastic supporter of data protection and privacy regulations from the beginning. Read why in advance of tomorrow's GDPR deadline: https://t.co/WYFZt03KTF..

We're excited to connect with the #MSPartner community in Las Vegas at this year's Inspire conference. Will you be there? https://t.co/9TdUg4cNxQ

Broadband internet coverage gaps are a roadblock to the #AppEconomy in Mississippi. Better @FCC data could help. Watch this testimony from @actonline President @morganwreed ▶ https://t.co/nVabjMBJUh

Becoming a member of the VFI community comes with all kinds of benefits, including policy analysis on the issues you care about. Sign up now! https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

Don't leave 34 million Americans on the wrong side of the digital divide. Ask Congress to connect rural Americans to fast, reliable internet via #TVWS. https://t.co/bRo4yt2dRC

Microsoft believes #privacy is a fundamental human right. We support #GDPR as an important step forward for privacy rights in the EU and around the world. Read more: https://t.co/JzAgYQadca https://t.co/kdyH30kNif

“Medical records, school systems, realtime data for law enforcement – these everyday municipal tasks all require a steady connection.”

Safety in rural communities depends on reliable broadband connections.

Ultimate Guide to Partnering #49, A Cloud for Global Good outlines a series of initiative and recommendations around a trusted, responsible and inclusive cloud - with Owen Larter @OCLartner, @Microsoft Government Affairs. @VFIorg #MSPartner https://t.co/Clu7cUlXPG

#ICYMI, faster Internet via #TVWS is coming to areas of rural Wisconsin soon. Get the story via @gbpressgazette: https://t.co/uj5vxaocQM

Congratulations to VFI leader @marianbreeze on being named one of CRN's 2018 Women of the Channel! https://t.co/8Af8kIIl6j #MSPartner

Take 10 minutes and catch up on the #techpolicy news you missed this week with our Executive Briefing. https://t.co/41WPekwR6f

DYK Microsoft wants to use TV white space technology to connect areas of Puerto Rico to the internet? More from @fiercewrlsstech: #TVWS https://t.co/x4P6PKqLpa

How can advocacy benefit YOUR business? We'll discuss the advocacy journeys of female tech leaders with @iamcpwit tomorrow. https://t.co/ChUExz62ty #IAMCP

Twitter is a great way to connect with your representatives on the issues that matter to you. Use our Tweet Congress tool to take action on #TVWhiteSpaces today. https://t.co/bRo4yt2dRC

Move the needle on the policy issues that affect you and your business. Join the Voices For Innovation community today. https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

Tell Congress to connect 23.4 million rural Americans to broadband internet with #TVWhiteSpaces. Taking action is quick and easy: https://t.co/bRo4yt2dRC

We're proud to partner with @iamcpwit for a webinar on the value of advocacy on Thursday, May 17. Register today! https://t.co/ChUExz62ty

Join us next Thursday for a webinar about how women can develop leadership roles in their communities, featuring VFI leaders @carollynngrow and @sharanhilde. RSVP here → https://t.co/ChUExz62ty

We have a responsibility to ensure technology serves the greater good. More on @vincemenzione's latest podcast, featuring Microsoft's @oclarter. https://t.co/eG5Lit1btC

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Update: April 2018 On March 23, 2018, after a multi-year advocacy effort, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the “CLOUD Act”) was signed into law as part of omnibus legislation. Passage of the CLOUD Act represents a milestone for digital privacy. (...)

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The United States leads the world in technology innovation, but our leadership is jeopardized by insufficient support for computer science education in our nation’s K-12 schools. Today, even as our economy is increasingly driven by information technology, only one of four K-12 schools (...)


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