The United States and European Union must take swift action to reconcile the differences between the EU’s data protection laws and U.S. surveillance policies, or millions of jobs and a large share of transatlantic trade will suffer, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.
March 25, 2021
US-EU Data Relationship Requires Urgent Repair, Says New Report; Rising China Tensions Underscore Need to “Build Back Better”
March 24, 2021
Section 230 has come under the regulatory microscope as Congress evaluates the impact of harmful online activity like disinformation and the role of online platforms in preventing and addressing this activity. Section 230 continues to be instrumental in enabling innovative online business models that rely on user-generated content and providing companies the liability protection necessary to allow them to moderate user content.
March 24, 2021
A $40 Billion Reverse-Auction Program Could Bridge the Rural Broadband Divide, New ITIF Report Concludes
Despite years of effort and tens of billions of dollars in subsidies, nearly one in five rural Americans still don’t have access to broadband Internet service. But a large, one-time injection of capital could bridge that gap if it is well targeted and carefully allocated through a reverse-auction program that leverages economies of scale by encouraging large providers to participate, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.
March 17, 2021
Perfect Competition Is the Enemy of Good Competition, Cautions ITIF Ahead of House Antitrust Hearings
Policymakers need to understand that perfect competition is the enemy of good competition, and that strengthening antitrust laws does not necessarily mean changing them. If Congress modifies antitrust laws in hopes of reaching a perfect competition framework, both consumers and innovation, taken as a whole, will become collateral damages of unreasonable reforms.
March 17, 2021
Amid the many recent attempts to amend Section 230, the PACT Act stands out as a bipartisan approach with the right goals in mind—to increase transparency and accountability in content moderation—but it fails to thread the needle in a way that achieves those goals without overburdening online platforms.
January 18, 2021
Some companies, including Facebook, are scrambling to hire more Democrats after staffing up on Republican lobbyists during the Trump era. “I think for the Internet industry,
January 5, 2021
“It’s great spectrum, there’s a lot of it, and it’s coming right as carriers are gearing up to get ready for 5G,” said Doug Brake, director of broadband and spectrum policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a nonprofit research outfit.
December 21, 2020
Robert Atkinson, president of the nonpartisan public policy think tank Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, said in an interview that he found it "a little troubling" that antitrust
December 20, 2020
In a report in September, the Information Technology and Innovat
December 18, 2020
Rob Atkinson, president of ITIF, a research group Google has funded, put it more bluntly: "If successful, the lawsuit today would roll