Privacy

As the Center for Data Innovation’s Joshua New writes for Morning Consult, mostly lost in the din of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies was any consideration for the fact that Facebook data serves the broader public interest by providing a valuable resource for scientific research.
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April 18, 2018
As the Center for Data Innovation’s Joshua New writes for Morning Consult, mostly lost in the din of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimonies was any consideration for the fact that Facebook data serves the broader public interest by providing a valuable resource for scientific research.
April 16, 2018
While some lawmakers prepared for the high-profile hearings with well thought-out questions, some seemed to misunderstand how social networks and the digital economy works writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
April 12, 2018
Putting a nonprofit in charge of a social media platform like Facebook would decrease the security of consumers’ personal data, damage the digital ecosystem, and ultimately lead to less innovation in online services, leaving consumers worse off.
April 10, 2018
As ITIF’s Daniel Castro writes for The Hill, privacy rules like those in Europe probably would not have prevented the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but they would have stymied the U.S. digital economy and hurt consumers.
March 26, 2018
The EU’s new data privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will have a negative impact on the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, putting EU firms at a competitive disadvantage compared with their competitors in North America and Asia.
March 13, 2018
The Internet of Things offers myriad benefits to European society. But the European Union’s forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation could throw sand in the gears of progress. As Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, policymakers should narrow the scope of the regulation while they still have the opportunity.
March 7, 2018
It would be a mistake to allow Messenger Kids to become the next casualty in the campaign for an innovation-free childhood.
February 26, 2018
In an op-ed for Law360, ITIF’s Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn outline four ways incoming Chairman Joseph Simons can balance the FTC’s consumer protection duties while allowing innovation to proceed apace.
February 25, 2018
In an op-ed for TechCrunch, Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn call on Congress to close a loophole that could allow police to use a Fourth Amendment exception to conduct digital searches of connected cars without warrants.
February 5, 2018
Germany’s Federal Network Agency recently issued a blanket ban on children’s smartwatches that offer an audio link. As Nick Wallace writes, the agency’s position is not only bad for children, but suggests that German regulators might ban other smart devices that make up the Internet of Things.

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