The recent WhatsApp lawsuit shows the significant risk to individuals, as well as public trust, that comes from allowing commercial systems to remain exploitable.
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October 27, 2016
Commercial spying is a threat not just to U.S. companies, but also to U.S. national security, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files. Our national security now critically depends on our national power, which in turn is dependent on broad-based U.S. technological leadership.
April 19, 2016
A commonsense fix would be for the bill to only require companies to comply with lawful court orders when doing so is technically feasible, says Daniel Castro in The Hill.
March 31, 2016
At this event, ITIF will discuss a new report that analyzes the current proposals put forth to address the “going dark” problem. Following a presentation on the report, panelists will offer their reactions and discuss how policymakers can harness the benefits of encryption and put in place policies that both encourage advances in cryptography and protect the rule of law.
March 15, 2016
In a new Centre of Excellence for National Security collection, Daniel Castro argues that the public and private sectors are failing to keep pace with cybersecurity threats.
March 14, 2016
This report examines the debate over encryption and concludes governments should not limit encryption, because it would reduce overall security, make it more difficult for companies to compete abroad, and limit progress in information security.
February 10, 2016
The FTC's "PrivacyCon" lacked a diversity of perspectives, writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
November 10, 2015
Please join Arent Fox LLP, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), and George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) for an engaging policy forum where cyber security leaders from industry, government, and academia will discuss the ever-changing landscape of cyber security threats.
September 8, 2015
An appellate court ruled that the FTC has the power to take action against businesses that fail to protect consumer data from hackers. But it is important that they wield this authority wisely, writes Daniel Castro in the National Law Journal.
August 20, 2015
Passing the USA Freedom Act marked an important step forward, but Congress has more work to do to address the unresolved negative impact that surveillance is having on U.S. tech competitiveness, writes Alan McQuinn in Roll Call.
August 10, 2015
A menu of actionable ideas for policymakers to foster technological innovation, growth, and progress.