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As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, the danger of EU countries subjecting U.S. companies to discriminatory taxes remains high because individual European countries are free to pass their own national laws, even if the EU doesn’t do so as a bloc.
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December 3, 2018
As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, the danger of EU countries subjecting U.S. companies to discriminatory taxes remains high because individual European countries are free to pass their own national laws, even if the EU doesn’t do so as a bloc.
October 18, 2018
ITIF argued in an amicus brief that strong public policy justifications supported the FCC’s change of course in its Restoring Internet Freedom order.
September 25, 2018
The European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), went into effect on May 25, 2018. Pressure is mounting for lawmakers to take a position.
September 12, 2018
The lesson for EU policymakers is clear: do not get seduced by the idea that stringent privacy regulation is a shortcut for digital growth. Enacting even stricter data protection rules, such as the pending ePrivacy Regulation, will come with costs that will hurt not only the EU digital ecosystem but also EU digital consumers.
September 4, 2018
The practical effect of tariffs on key components used in cloud computing would be to advantage foreign technology competitors, thereby threatening U.S. leadership in both the adoption and provision of cloud computing services, and stunting U.S. growth.
August 16, 2018
EU policymakers created the GDPR to protect an individual’s right to privacy—a right that they see worth protecting at any cost. However, its creators did nothing to prevent these costs from being levied on non-Europeans. Policymakers around the world should step in to ensure that if Europe wants privacy, it must pay its own bill.
July 26, 2018
The Internet economy requires new rules in some cases. But these rules need to be carefully considered. Where changes are needed, policymakers need to ensure that they do not impair the tremendous innovation and value that the Internet has enabled writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
July 17, 2018
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration should push back on policies proposed by foreign governments that are harmful to U.S. businesses and consumers and create digital barriers to trade.
July 11, 2018
Data protection regulations are often falsely described as means to increase consumer trust, and therefore technology adoption and use. Policymakers should be wary of those making this claim without evidence.
July 5, 2018
The European Commission should be wary of meddling with the mobile market. The wrong choice would hurt competition, diminish quality and security, and leave consumers worse off writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.

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