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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.

June 30, 2022

Comments to Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Regarding the National Data Security Action Plan

Including data localization in its National Data Strategy would be a critical misstep that would undermine what Australia is otherwise working to achieve at home and globally in terms of digital policy.

May 24, 2022

Comments to the European Commission on the Cyber Resilience Act Initiative

The Commission should avoid maintaining the status quo or pursuing broad horizontal regulation.

May 6, 2022

Comments to the SEC Regarding Its Proposed Rule on Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incidence Disclosure

ITIF supports SEC’s efforts to ensure publicly traded companies disclose relevant information on their cybersecurity practices and material cybersecurity incidents, which would enable investors to make more informed decisions, in line with existing SEC disclosure requirements. This type of transparency will not only help investors make more informed decisions, but it should also incentivize companies to adopt cybersecurity best practices.

March 8, 2022

To Meet Tech Mandates, Federal Agencies Should Leverage Best-In-Class Technology That Delivers on Both Customer Experience and Cybersecurity

Last year, President Biden issued two executive orders (EOs) that mandated federal agencies invest in cybersecurity and customer experience (CX). Released in May 2021 and December 2021, these EOs received considerable attention from federal CIOs at a

December 16, 2021

What If Russia’s Most Successful Cyberattack Is Hiding in Plain Sight?

As the United States and the European Union continue to work on building back better the transatlantic relationship in the coming year, they should make resolving data flows a top priority.

November 18, 2021

The Internet Needs a “Bill of Responsibilities”

The Internet has had quite a few declarations of independence and calls for personal freedom over the years. But glaringly absent has been any real consideration of personal responsibilities or community obligations.

October 25, 2021

Comments to the U.S. Commerce Department on Deterring Malicious Cyber-Enabled Threats to IaaS Cloud Services

While ITIF agrees with the goal of the executive order—to ensure that foreign actors do not exploit U.S. cloud computing resources for malicious cyber activities—the proposed solutions have multiple deficiencies which would not only render them ineffective, but also undermine the competitiveness of U.S. cloud computing providers.

January 6, 2021

End-to-End Verifiability Key to Future Election Security

With future elections likely to divide along stark partisan lines, and election security in question, end-to-end verifiability can let voters know that their ballots have been received and not tampered with.

December 11, 2020

It’s Past Time for the Federal Government to Offer Electronic IDs

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the widespread adoption of digital technologies that make people’s lives easier while staying at home and social distancing. Digital tools and services like video conferencing, online shopping, food deliv

November 18, 2020

New Draft Resolution on Encryption Casts Doubt on EU’s Commitment to Data Protection

There’s no way to give law enforcement and other good actors access to encrypted communications without also weakening encryption and giving criminals and malicious state actors easier access to sensitive data.

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