Congressman Blackburn is a leader among Members of Congress interested in technology policy. To Marsha, these are not boutique policy arguments about technical issues. Rather, they are vital debates that will determine the future of free markets, free speech, and free people. She laid out her views in January, 2011 in a speech to the State of the Net Conference. She elaborated on these issues as they relate to privacy at the Telecommunications Industry Association's Spring Meeting in May of 2011.