Regulation

CPSC should pay more attention to some of the unique cybersecurity risks that exist with IoT devices, but it should not pursue any prescriptive regulations for device security.
Regulation
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July 31, 2019
CPSC should pay more attention to some of the unique cybersecurity risks that exist with IoT devices, but it should not pursue any prescriptive regulations for device security.
July 29, 2019
Because of their “gatekeeper” role as prescribers, optometrists have often been able to stifle competition from online and “big box” retailers and thereby limit consumer choice in the sales of contact lenses. It is in this context that the FTC is rightly proposing new rules governing contact lens prescription release.
April 10, 2019
Taking the bludgeon of anti-trust to tech companies will make cyber security worse, not better.
March 15, 2019
A new study for the UK government calls for more aggressive antitrust enforcement against big Internet companies. It is likely to provide momentum to those who advocate for a fundamentally different approach to antitrust than the one pursued over the last 40 years, which would deter innovation, increase prices, and lower quality.
March 11, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up big tech would raise consumer prices, limit choice and discourage innovation.
February 14, 2019
While many pundits claim monopoly is the scourge of the U.S. economy, Rob Atkinson writes that the airline industry demonstrates why this narrative is wrong.
February 8, 2019
ITIF has filed comments with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), regarding its proposed rules for no-action letters and the product sandbox. CFPB should use these policies to facilitate experimentation in financial services.
February 4, 2019
Focusing on mitigating speculative concerns about AI will limit its development and adoption. Policymakers should instead encourage innovation while crafting targeted solutions for specific problems if they occur.
January 27, 2019
While it is possible to argue for a more robust antitrust policy, the Consumer Welfare Standard should remain the main criteria to guide policymakers. It offers a flexible yet disciplined framework for evaluating market structure.
December 12, 2018
While the technology industry was once seen as being committed to building a better and smarter world, shifting public perceptions towards the tech industry have caused it to go on the defensive when it comes to issues ranging from data privacy to income equity, workplace diversity, and antitrust enforcement. Has the technology industry become worthy of the same scrutiny as the oil, banking, or airline industry? Join ITIF for an in-depth discussion of these critical issues, including an assessment of the validity of commonly voiced concerns and what the industry needs to do to avoid becoming the next Big Oil.

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