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ITIF submitted comments to the European Commission as part of its two-year review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the issue of international transfer of personal data to third countries, and the cooperation and consistency mechanism between national data protection authorities.
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May 20, 2020
The COVID crisis has highlighted more than ever the importance of information technology and the tech companies that produce it as many of us work at home, rely on e-commerce, and enjoy streaming video and social media. What is the impact of this on the so-called “techlash” and on broader perceptions of technology companies?
May 11, 2020
As governments start easing lockdown restrictions, developing an effective contact tracing strategy has become a top priority to prevent a new surge of COVID-19 outbreaks.
May 7, 2020
Food delivery apps are an important tool for enabling physical distancing and keeping people fed and restaurants in business during these uncertain times. Disrupting a competitive market that provides such an important service is, now more than ever, a bad idea.
April 29, 2020
ITIF submitted comments to the European Commission as part of its two-year review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the issue of international transfer of personal data to third countries, and the cooperation and consistency mechanism between national data protection authorities.
April 20, 2020
Assuming that the “shovel readiness” of investments are the same, policymakers are better off investing in areas that also boost long-term economic growth.
April 10, 2020
E-commerce firms—and the hundreds of thousands workers at their facilities—are not just helping consumers who are stuck at home, they also are enabling tens of thousands of other companies, big and small, stay in business, sell their products and services, and keep people employed.
April 1, 2020
The most important public health intervention—social distancing—will be unsustainable without a major investment in digital preparedness.
January 13, 2020
The eCommerce Directive—a critical building block of the EU’s digital economy—is in need of modernization, but updates should continue to remove obstacles to online commerce and provide legal certainty to businesses and citizens.
December 19, 2019
The early designers of the Internet quickly realized that as the number of domain names flourished, there was a need for tracking domain name owners to resolve questions and conflicts that might ar
December 16, 2019
Policymakers should seek to maximize the benefits of Internet openness while maintaining carefully designed guardrails that reduce the Internet’s most clearly harmful uses.

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