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Data-localization policies are spreading rapidly around the world. This measurably reduces trade, slows productivity, and increases prices for affected industries. Like-minded nations must work together to stem the tide and build an open, rules-based, and innovative digital economy.
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July 20, 2021
ITIF hosted a panel discussion on a new report on global data localization and what policymakers need to develop new rules, norms, frameworks, and agreements to support data flows.
July 19, 2021
Data-localization policies are spreading rapidly around the world. This measurably reduces trade, slows productivity, and increases prices for affected industries. Like-minded nations must work together to stem the tide and build an open, rules-based, and innovative digital economy.
June 30, 2021
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, over half of state unemployment websites experienced significant outages as nearly 22 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the span of a few weeks.
June 2, 2021
In this half-day virtual policy conference, ITIF, in partnership with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) U.S. Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) and the Online News Association (ONA), brought together key stakeholders, experts, and thought leaders to discuss the future of deepfakes, disinformation, and democracy.
June 1, 2021
Cloud computing drives innovation and productivity across the economy, just as the electric grid did a century ago—yet it is more capable and dynamic, and it still in its early stages. Cloud is important not just at the firm level, but also for economic growth and global competitiveness.
May 26, 2021
ITIF hosted a discussion on the impact of recent court rulings and proposed legislative changes to product liability laws on online marketplaces in the rapidly changing retail environment.
May 17, 2021
If companies ignore opportunities to improve consumer privacy, then antitrust regulators can claim that they are refusing to do so because they are abusing their market power. Yet if they continue to take steps to improve consumer privacy, antitrust regulators may start suggesting that their actions are unfair to their competitors.
May 11, 2021
At the end of May, India is set to begin enforcing a new set of rules that drastically alter its approach to online intermediary liability.
May 10, 2021
Any national infrastructure package should include 21st century digital infrastructure—not only investments in core digital infrastructure, such as broadband and government IT systems, but also hybrid-digital upgrades to existing physical infrastructure to improve its performance.
May 2, 2021
Increasing liability for online marketplaces would hamper this growth, as online marketplaces would likely limit the sellers and products on their platform to minimize their risk, cutting off consumers from many legitimate options in the process.

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