With China aggressively asserting its global power and influence as an economic and technological juggernaut, the Biden administration and Congress should tune out hidebound economic thinking that warns against any sort of “industrial policy” and move ahead rapidly with big, bold, sustained actions to spur innovation and competitiveness in America’s most strategically important advanced-technology industries, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.
March 30, 2021
Congress Should “Go Big” Helping Advanced Industries Compete With China, Says ITIF; Time to Banish Fear of “Industrial Policy”
March 25, 2021
US-EU Data Relationship Requires Urgent Repair, Says New Report; Rising China Tensions Underscore Need to “Build Back Better”
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 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.
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
December 17, 2020
Another study released in September comes from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a self-described think tank for science and technology policy, urges international collab
December 16, 2020
Still, data restrictions could disproportionately affect such businesses, said Nigel Cory, associate director for trade policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank.
December 15, 2020
Augmented reality technologies will likely exacerbate existing privacy challenges facing the public, according to a report released this week by tech think tank Information Technology and Innovatio
December 15, 2020
E.U. proposes sweeping new rules for online business that could force fundamental changes for digital giants
“Since the global market is adopting our standards, if we push forward, we’ll be the first ones crafting the rules,” said Eline Chivot, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, a