This bill would establish a government task force under the Dept. of Commerce to review, prioritize, and act on attempts by foreign governments to degrade or disrupt the flow of goods, services, and/or content on the Internet. The Task Force would coordinate the activity of federal agencies to implement strategies and share timely information with the public and Internet policy groups.
The Task Force would submit annual reports and action plans to the President and Congress. It would also organize public hearings
and solicit public comment through the Federal Register and the Task
This bill requires the Task Force to develop and implement strategies in response
to foreign and domestic government policies that:
- Unjustifiably or
unreasonably burden or restrict international trade in Internet-related
goods, services, and content;
- Mandate or otherwise preference
Internet-related technology standards and related measures;
the free flow of information on the Internet;
- Otherwise threaten the open, global nature of the Internet, the interests of Internet users, and the United States in Internet-related international trade and discourse.