As reported by The Verge, ITIF released a proposed a “grand bargain” with lawmakers, arguing that any new federal data privacy bill should preempt state privacy laws and repeal the sector-specific federal ones entirely.
January 10, 2019
"People are often suspicious of new technologies, but in this case, they seem to have warmed up to facial recognition technology quite quickly," Daniel Castro told the Agence France-Presse.
January 7, 2019
"People don't realize that legislation doesn't just affect the internet giants, it affects your local grocery store and creates costs throughout the system," Alan McQuinn told the Agence France-Presse.
December 31, 2018
Val Giddings told Bloomberg Government a consolidated food-safety regulator isn’t necessarily better for consumers and food producers. “This will not happen overnight and there are more ways to mess it up than get it perfect,” he said.
December 27, 2018
"In the U.S., theres still been a pretty strong defense for intermediary liability. I think that will continue to be upheld at least for a while. But I think there's a growing interest here in finding the right balance in having more responsibilities for platforms to make decisions around content," Daniel Castro told Axios.
December 24, 2018
“It’s a difficult, complex proceeding, and it’s not immediately clear that there’s a single obvious path forward,” Doug Brake told Bloomberg Law.
December 22, 2018
As the Wall Street Journal noted, ITIF urges the administration to follow dozens of other nations in creating a National Innovation Foundation to coordinate technology research across the government.
December 20, 2018
Increasing U.S. pressure on tech companies — such as Apple Inc. — that produce their goods in China could lead to a global shift in the way products are produced and distributed, Rob Atkinson told Morning Consult. “If Trump goes forward with it, it potentially could be a pretty tectonic kind of change, where everything people have been thinking for the last 30 years is now changed and we’re going to have a reordering of the global supply chain,” he said.
December 18, 2018
“The claims that digital companies are undertaxed or that the digital economy can be ring-fenced and subject to different tax rules than the rest of the economy have both been discredited,” Joe Kennedy told Euractiv.
December 12, 2018
China holds about 10 percent of patents related to 5G standards, most of them belonging to Huawei, Doug Brake told the Washington Post. “The market for the equipment itself is significant, but the intellectual property that goes into the equipment and end user devices is huge,” he said.