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July 22, 2021
The Innovation Technology Innovation Foundation recently published an accessibility analysis of federal .gov websites, but this just scratches the surface of the need for a holistic, scalable approach to digital government accessibility. ITIF scanned 72 federal websites -- plus their second- and third-most popular pages -- for issues that violated WCAG 2.0 Level A or Level AA standards. The assessment tool used was the axe DevTools browser extension, a single-page automated scan. This research is useful in highlighting the need for improvement, but we expanded on the scope of the scan to get a deeper understanding of the broader accessibility challenges federal .gov websites face.
July 21, 2021
The Biden administration is hoping to deliver a successor to the Privacy Shield framework “as quickly as possible” and views the agreement as “a matter of priority,” according to Alex Greenstein, the director of Privacy Shield negotiations at the Commerce Department. A follow-on agreement has strong support among both European and U.S. leaders, Greenstein said during an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event on Tuesday. The event was held to discuss a recent report from ITIF that found the number...
July 20, 2021
According to a study released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) on Monday, from the global perspective, since 2017, countries have The number of explicit or indirect measures implemented by the government to retain personal data and other types of information in the country has more than doubled. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank also said that the number of countries that launched such policy initiatives increased from 35 to 62 during this period, with China with the most restrictions.
July 19, 2021
The number of countries with regulatory barriers impeding the free flow of data across borders almost doubled from 2017 to 2021, reducing trade volumes and negatively impacting economies, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation contends in a new report. All told, 62 countries have imposed 144 restrictions, also known as data-localization measures, while 38 restrictions have been proposed or are under consideration, ITIF Assistant Trade Policy Director Nigel Cory and ITIF Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant Luke Dascoli said...
July 19, 2021
REPORT SHOWS CROSS-BORDER DATA RESTRICTIONS PROLIFERATING: The number of countries restricting the flow of data across borders has nearly doubled over the past four years, from 35 in 2017 to 62 now, according to a report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a leading think tank.
July 19, 2021
The impact of such measures has played out in recent weeks as regulators in China probe technology firms’ security practices, and privacy talks between the U.S. and European Union reach their second year. Nigel Cory, ITIF’s associate director for trade policy and lead author of the report, said that the wave of new rules poses compliance challenges for industry and could slow the growth of the digital economy.“For any firm that manages data on a global basis, this is extraordinarily difficult,” Mr. Cory said, adding that many policies in effect serve to keep data in-country without actually mandating it. “It’s like the world’s biggest game of whack-a-mole.”
July 15, 2021
On the eve of the TIFA talks, the Washington think tank "Information Technology and Innovation Foundation" (ITIF) and the China Research Group established by British conservative lawmakers also proposed the "NATO for trade" initiative. Thank you The economic NATO vision called for by Professor Tian is similar. The two British and American think tanks called for democratic countries to set up a "Democracies' Alliance Treaty Organization" (Democracies' Alliance Treaty Organization, or DATO) to confront China, just like the "Trade NATO" community.
July 15, 2021
The legislation was referred to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees.  It received support from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation shortly after introduction.  “As Congress focuses on boosting U.S. advanced industrial competitiveness to meet the China challenge, it is critical to not only expand support for R&D and other related policies but to ensure the U.S. government works more closely with our allies to collaborate on advanced technology programs and policies,” ITIF President Dr. Robert Atkinson said.
July 13, 2021
Such moves aren’t enough, said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank that focuses on innovation policies.  “The idea that you can fix this problem” of international science and technology competitiveness “only with an R&D strategy is shortsighted,” Atkinson said.  Atkinson, who has written about short-term bets by companies such as Lucent that led to their collapse, said he fears that America’s tech giants could similarly falter.  He proposes a national advanced industry and technology agency that would ensure long-term U.S. leadership, consolidating efforts now split across multiple agencies. 
July 12, 2021
Rob Atkinson, president of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a tech industry backed think-tank, said: “A lot of these measures are small beer. Now you will know each of the costs involved in an airline ticket. So what?”