Growing animus toward “Big Tech” companies and generalized opposition to technological innovation engenders support for policies that are expressly designed to inhibit it. That is deeply problematic for future progress, prosperity, and competitiveness.
October 4, 2016
The FCC’s Sprint to a Broadband Privacy Rulemaking: Discounts for Data, the Ninth Circuit Decision, and What Comes Next
Join ITIF to discuss the latest wrinkles in the FCC privacy debate and where policymakers should go from here.
September 30, 2016
Pulling the item was something of a surprise, and it indicates there is a lack of support for Wheeler's overarching proposal, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
September 2, 2016
An odd case out of the Ninth Circuit provides an opportunity to reflect on FCC and FTC regulatory frameworks, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
August 15, 2016
Prohibiting data-based price differentiation would be terrible policy and a remarkably paternalistic departure from a common practice that is widely accepted throughout the economy.
July 6, 2016
The FCC should align its broadband privacy regulations with the innovation-friendly FTC approach, despite spurious arguments to the contrary, Doug Brake explained in reply comments filed with the FCC.
June 14, 2016
Testimony Before U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on FCC’s Flawed Broadband Privacy Proposal
Congress should direct the FCC to abandon its flawed broadband privacy proposal and instead align its approach with the FTC’s well established framework.
May 27, 2016
ITIF filed comments with the FCC, advising against its flawed broadband privacy proposal. The FTC should provide uniform privacy oversight.
April 27, 2016
The broadband privacy rules proposed by the FCC are less about putting consumers in control and more about curtailing business-model innovation, said Doug Brake in Forbes.
March 29, 2016
The FCC should expand Lifeline to offer a tech-neutral voucher for whatever communications tools best suit users' needs, said Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
March 25, 2016
News that Netflix has been slowing video streams shows how bright-line rules are ill-suited for open Internet oversight, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.