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North Dakota University System to host virtual discussion on Big Tech

The panel will discuss attempts by state legislatures across the country to rein in "Big Tech" firms such as Apple and Google.

BISMARCK — The North Dakota University System is slated to host a virtual panel discussion titled "The States vs. Big Tech" Thursday, April 15, from noon to 1 p.m.

The panel will discuss attempts by state legislatures across the United States to curtail "Big Tech", large technology firms such as Apple and Google.

Moderating the panel will be NDUS Chancellor Mark Haggerott. Other panel members include, Sen. Kyle Davison, R-Fargo, the North Dakota legislator behind Senate Bill 2333 , which would have placed restrictions on mobile device application stores such as Apple's App Store and Google's Google Play Store. SB 2333 did not advance through the chamber, however.

Other panel members include Lacee Bjork Anderson, the lobbyist who brought the proposal for SB 2333 to Davison, University of North Dakota School of Law assistant professor Nikola Datzov, UND student body vice president Kaelan Reedy and Ken Nygard, the director of the Dakota Digital Academy .

Proposals to rein in large technology firms have been presented by both sides of the aisle in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Texas and Wisconsin, a news release from NDUS stated.

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To register for the panel discussion, visit ndus.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aYwIR6iOp7Jizk2 . Those registered will receive a calendar invite for the panel discussion prior to the event.

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