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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. In the area of cybersecurity, ITIF studies how governments and the private sector can improve the security and resiliency of computers and networks.


Europe’s Cloud Security Regime Should Focus on Technology, Not Nationality

Europe’s Cloud Security Regime Should Focus on Technology, Not Nationality

The EU’s new cloud cybersecurity regime should focus on good security practices, as the U.S. FedRAMP regime does. Emulating China’s protectionist focus on firm nationality is a bad security practice that weakens transatlantic influence over cybersecurity issues globally.

The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-To-End Encryption

The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-To-End Encryption

European and U.S. policymakers have proposed imposing monitoring obligations on Internet intermediaries to improve online safety. Despite their best efforts, these proposals risk undermining users’ privacy by eliminating the use of end-to-end encryption. Therefore, policymakers should not pursue them.

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March 28, 2024|Reports & Briefings

Why the United States and EU Should Seize the Moment to Cooperate on Cybersecurity Labeling for IoT Devices

The United States and European Union should work through the Trade and Technology Council to align their respective cybersecurity labeling programs for the Internet of Things rather than allowing IoT security to become another technical barrier to trade and technology cooperation.

February 20, 2024|Reports & Briefings

How Congress Can Foster a Digital Single Market in America

In areas ranging from data privacy to content moderation, states are creating patchworks of regulation that confuse consumers, complicate compliance, and undermine the digital economy. It’s time for Congress to step in and establish a consistent national approach to digital policy.

February 12, 2024|Presentations

Youth Online Safety at the 20th Annual State of the Net Conference

Daniel Castro spoke at the 20th Annual State of the Net Conference, joining an expert panel to discuss age verification, privacy, and free speech for youth online.

February 2, 2024|Testimonies & Filings

Testimony to the Alaska State Senate Regarding AI, Deepfakes, Cybersecurity, and Data Transfers

Advancements in AI are creating many opportunities to use the technology for beneficial purposes across virtually every sector, and people will undoubtedly find many useful applications for AI in elections and government agencies in the years ahead.

January 8, 2024|Podcasts

Podcast: We Need to Remain Proactive About Supporting Digital Free Trade, With Nigel Cory

Forced local data storage requirements are at the heart of both digital protectionism and digital authoritarianism.

August 5, 2023|Presentations

Critical Infrastructure and the State of Cyber Threats

Nigel Cory provides keynote remarks at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on Cybersecurity Considerations in Critical Infrastructure.

June 6, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Should Software Companies Be Held Liable for Security Flaws?

Imposing liability on software companies would likely do more harm than good. Companies would pass on those costs to customers, raising costs for everyone with no guarantee of better security.

June 5, 2023|Presentations

Encryption Is a Cornerstone of Secure Communication and Data Protection

Kir Nuthi speaks about encryption and the vital role of safeguarding sensitive information in today's digital landscape at an event hosted by Allied for Startups.

March 21, 2023|Presentations

Key Issues Emerging From the Government’s Consultation on the Online Advertising Programme

Kir Nuthi speaks at "The Future for Online Advertising Regulation" conference on how the UK's Online Advertising Programme might affect international companies looking to work in the UK markets.

February 28, 2023|Blogs

Groupthink Is To Blame for Recent TikTok Bans

A growing number of countries have banned TikTok for alleged security threats. If the threat from China is real, a TikTok ban alone is too limited, but if the threat is overstated, these bans are a wasteful exercise in security theater. Either way, these bans are misguided.

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