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February 3, 2016
"I expect that some businesses may try to provide additional confidence by opening European data centers. Unfortunately, because this is less efficient, these types of changes will ultimately result in higher costs for customers,” said Daniel Castro in the Christian Science Monitor.
February 2, 2016
“The big question right now is whether the agreement will withstand the inevitable court challenge,” said Daniel Castro in the Washington Post. If it does, it could greatly boost the digital economy. “But until this is settled, there is still a shadow of uncertainty for companies operating on both sides of the Atlantic.”
February 1, 2016
Without warnings of worker shortages, public policy to improve STEM outcomes will lag. “If you don’t say there’s a shortage, you don’t drive improvement,” said Rob Atkinson in The Atlantic.
January 28, 2016
“Thailand, China, India, Argentina, and Russia field policies that detract the most from the global innovation system.
January 28, 2016
While the United States arguably produces more innovation than any other country in the world, its positive impact in this space, globally, is smaller than that of other nine nations according to a
January 28, 2016
Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom have done the most for global innovation on a per-capita basis while India, Indonesia, and Argentina have done the least, according to a new
January 21, 2016
An ITIF report says the latest rules “continue the Chinese government’s ongoing efforts to restrain or force out foreign technology companies,” writes Bloomberg Businessweek.
January 19, 2016
Musk "is the antithesis of a Luddite, but I do think he's giving aid and comfort to the Luddite community," said Rob Atkinson in CNET. "It's not inappropriate to raise the issue that AI be developed in a safe and responsible way. The problem is their tone scares people."
January 12, 2016
“We are seeing a disturbing trend where innovation mercantilist policies are becoming the norm rather than the exception, and the global trading system is doing little to try and roll back these destructive practices,” said Rob Atkinson in the South China Morning Post.
January 11, 2016
“Foreign technology companies are the clear target of these rules, given their competitive advantage in IP-based advanced technologies,” said ITIF in POLITICO Morning Trade regarding protectionist Chinese policies.

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Press Releases

February 10, 2016
The United States needs a uniform policy that encourages the use of encryption, not a patchwork of state policies trying to limit it.
February 5, 2016
ITIF calls for symbiotic relationship between sovereign nations & citizens to oversee cyberspace.
February 4, 2016
The plan that the White House has announced signals a welcome focus on the shift from concrete to chips.
February 2, 2016
We commend U.S. and European negotiators for completing an agreement that avoids disrupting the transatlantic digital economy.
February 2, 2016
The Commercial UAS Modernization Act takes a number of important steps to promote the integration of commercial drone operations into U.S. airspace while continuing to protect the public.
February 1, 2016
While we are encouraged by the progress made to date, we are disappointed that U.S. and European negotiators did not reach an agreement on a new Safe Harbor framework by the January 31 deadline.
February 1, 2016
For the second consecutive year, ITIF has been named the top science and technology think tank in the United States, and number two in the world.
February 1, 2016
The U.S. is relying too much on monetary policy to spur economic growth and not focusing enough on needed investments in foundational assets that drive productivity and increase wages.
January 20, 2016
European countries captured eight of the top 10 slots in a new global ranking of how countries’ domestic policies support worldwide innovation.

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