Social Media for Emergency Communications (March 2011)

by Meg Panzer

This comment, submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), analyzes how consumers have used social media during an emergency, how consumers will expect to use social media for emergency purposes in the future, and to what extent public safety jurisdictions might employ social media tools as a way to interact with the public.  This filing requests that the FCC encourage social media use as part of emergency response and provide guidance to jurisdictions that wish to employ social media tools during a crisis.

Comments of Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law and Policy Clinic

Guide to Regulatory Advocacy In Technology Policy (Jan. 2010)

Technology Regulatory Advocacy

Learning the craft of regulatory advocacy remains largely an apprenticeship experience.  Few resources or formal courses focus on navigating the regulatory process as it relates to technology policy.    The existing compilation document is a small contribution toward creation of a helpful “how to” resource concerning technology advocacy.

In January 2010, members of the Cybertelecom list were asked if they knew of “an excellent text or starter set of materials concerning the ‘how to’ advocacy aspects of technology law policy?”  It took the group just a week and fifty two responses to collectively say, “no.”  Happily, the collective answer went further.  Members of the list set about helping fill what appears to be at least a partial literature gap.  This resulted a set of ideas which makes progress toward creation of a document which provides guidance to newcomers concerning technology policy advocacy.

This document is an open source creature.  Input and additions are welcome.   As is, the document is a helpful checklist of considerations within a useful conceptual framework.  It remains, however, two dimensional for those who have not done it before.  Concrete stories and illustrations from technology policy  would be particularly helpful and welcome. This document will be updated on a monthly basis through Colorado Law’s Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic.