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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 Internet policy, ITIF's work covers issues related to taxation, e-commerce, digital copyright, global Internet governance, and digital currencies.

July 19, 2022

Insights from Social Media for Safety in the Metaverse

Join ITIF for a discussion about user safety in social XR, including upcoming challenges and how to protect children and teenagers on these platforms.

June 29, 2022

What Will Be the Impact of the UK’s Online Safety Bill on Encryption and Anonymity Online?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on the Online Safety Bill, its implications for encryption and anonymity, and how policymakers can balance online safety with competing goals.

June 8, 2022

Comments to the UK House of Commons Public Bill Committee Regarding the UK Online Safety Bill

The UK’s Online Safety Bill fails to preserve users’ rights to legal free expression and privacy in the digital space and will actually exacerbate privacy and content moderation concerns online.

June 6, 2022

The Ad-Tech Bill That Breaks Up Online Advertising

Decimating the two-sided digital advertising market would not only undermine economic efficiency, but it would also set digital advertising back 30 years, forcing publishers and advertisers to blindly search for one another as they did in the 1990s.

June 6, 2022

Why In-App Payments Make Sense, And the Open App Markets Act Does Not

The OAMA threatens the vibrancy of the app ecosystem. The Senate should not attempt to fix an app ecosystem that is not broken.

June 2, 2022

The Threat of a Dark WHOIS

The Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet (CSTI) hosted ITIF's Daniel Castro and a collection of experts to describe how WHOIS data contributes to a safer Internet.

May 23, 2022

Fact of the Week: More Than One-Third of All Apps Left the Google Play Store Because of GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes additional operations costs on app developers and lowers apps’ revenues by diminishing their monetization opportunities.

May 23, 2022

Comments to the National Telecommunications Information Administration Regarding Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem

The Biden administration should withdraw its support of S.2710 at least until the NTIA provides evidence of alleged anticompetitive conduct in a failing mobile apps market through its study. Until then, support for the S.2710 is rushed and undermines the effectiveness of the fact-finding exercise carried out by the NTIA via its RFC.

May 17, 2022

Upholding Texas’ Social Media Law Will Make Users Worse Off

A federal appeals court ruled on May 11, 2022, that Texas can enforce its recently enacted social media law, which prohibits social media platforms with over 50 million monthly active users in the United States from “censoring” users.

May 9, 2022

Fact of the Week: The Digital Economy Produced Has Produced a Real Growth Rate in the United States of 3.8 Percent Since 2019

Gross output, the market value of all goods and services produced by an industry, is a good metric to assess sheer volume of production as well as a means of comparison between industries.

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