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March 10, 2020
The benefits of facial recognition technology far outweigh the potential risk that law enforcement will misuse it.
February 24, 2020
There is no single, easy solution to the ongoing scourge of digital content piracy on the Internet. But voluntary agreements between copyright holders and payment processors, advertising networks, domain name registrars, search engines, and other stakeholders can serve as an important complement to legislative and other efforts by governments.
February 11, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following an announcement that the Federal Trade Commission
February 11, 2020
WASHINGTON—Following the White House’s release of President Trump’s
February 10, 2020
"Today’s indictment shows that the ongoing debate about consumer data privacy has been muddled and misguided from the outset—focusing the blame on corporate victims rather than on the perpetrators of state-directed cyber espionage."

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April 9, 2020
Politico’s Morning Tech Newsletter reported on the Senate's 'paper hearing,’ “Congress has had years to develop the capacity for live virtual hearings.” said ITIF’s Daniel Castro. “The worst part is that this is a hearing about big data and tech, and holding this hearing on paper smacks of Luddism,” he tells Politico, referring to the 19th century movement against then-emerging technologies.
April 8, 2020
"This should be a wakeup call in Congress," ITIF's Rob Atkinson tells Axios. "We have been relying on the private sector to do this but a lot of these problems can only be solved by public-private partnership."
April 7, 2020
"ITIF's new report says governments should invest in universal broadband, robotics, and mobile payments to make sure they're prepared for future pandemics," Protocol reports in their daily newsletter.
April 6, 2020
ITIF's report on state government websites found that almost all lacked essential criteria, including page-load speed, mobile friendliness, security, and accessibility, Fast Company Reports.
April 2, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic highlights the increased need for governments to prioritize the modernization of IT. “This should be a huge wakeup call to government,” Daniel Castro tells Governing.

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