Privacy

While privacy advocates may disagree with the choices many consumers make, that is not justification for overruling their decisions. As policymakers consider legislation to strengthen consumer privacy, they should go back to the basics of notice-and-choice.
Privacy
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September 16, 2021
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed regulation, the proper role of the public and private sector in delivering identity services, and insights on how Europe can foster the adoption of eIDs.
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 12, 2021
Facial recognition technology has faced widespread allegations of discrimination in recent years, leading some cities to restrict its use—but exactly how valid are these claims? Rob and Jackie sit down with Daniel Castro to discuss why many of the claims are misleading, and how facial recognition can make public and private services more accessible, efficient, and useful.
June 29, 2021
The new legislation would not only undermine consumer privacy—individuals would have no option to opt-out of disclosing their information to restaurants—but it would also limit the viability of many of these food delivery services, ultimately resulting in higher costs and less convenience for consumers.
June 24, 2021
While privacy advocates may disagree with the choices many consumers make, that is not justification for overruling their decisions. As policymakers consider legislation to strengthen consumer privacy, they should go back to the basics of notice-and-choice.
June 7, 2021
Added data regulations will only limit the growth of the digital economy and dissatisfy consumers.
May 21, 2021
Limiting technology deployment based solely on where it is manufactured is an ineffective security countermeasure—not just for drones, but for most technologies—because the country where a product is built has no direct bearing on whether it is secure.
May 17, 2021
The Tenant Data Privacy Act would require all owners of residential buildings that use digital technologies to provision access to residents, such as through electronic key fobs or biometric door locks, to obtain informed consent through writing or a mobile app. Additionally, building owners would need to provide a “plain language” privacy policy to tenants that details the data their smart access system collects, the third parties they share the data with, how they will securely store the data, and how long they will retain data for.
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.
March 17, 2021
The country needs a grand bargain on data privacy legislation that empowers consumers but also reduces regulatory burdens.

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