ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and almost 50 other organizations urged congressional action on the bipartisan Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act.
May 6, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation and Almost 50 Other Organizations Urge Congressional Action on Bipartisan OPEN Government Data Act
May 4, 2016
ITIF released a new e-book arguing for a sea change in thinking that would make productivity growth the principal goal of economic policy.
April 28, 2016
US Must Up Its Game or Risk Being Surpassed in Supercomputing Race by China, Japan & EU, New ITIF Report Finds
ITIF urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing.
April 27, 2016
ITIF Welcomes House Passage of Long Overdue ECPA Reforms to Safeguard Privacy and Fourth Amendment Protections
Americans expect that their data will receive Fourth Amendment protections regardless of the means used to store it, and this legislation will help bridge that divide.
April 25, 2016
Giving Financial Data Special Treatment in Trade Agreements Harms Consumers and Businesses, and Undermines Digital Economy, New ITIF Analysis Finds
ITIF urges policymakers to walk back efforts to exempt financial data from requirements to enable the free flow of data across borders in the TPP.
April 22, 2016
“I think the EU got this wrong. Google has created an operating system that has a lot of clear benefit to consumers. And what they are trying to do is find a balance between providing an open system that anyone can innovate with and a system that delivers the kind interoperability, usability, and security that consumers expect,” said Daniel Castro on the BBC World Service’s Tech Tent.
April 13, 2016
“We are disappointed that the Article 29 Working Party has not affirmed the adequacy of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework,” said Daniel Castro in The Hill. “While members of the Article 29 Working Party should continue to offer suggestions on how to strengthen this agreement—and there are opportunities for improvement—the opportunity for improvement should not preclude official approval of the agreement.”
April 13, 2016
“This legislation is a long overdue remedy to the loopholes in ECPA that treat data stored in the cloud differently than data stored on a local computer,” said Daniel Castro in Tech Crunch. “Americans expect that their data will receive Fourth Amendment protections regardless of the means used to store it, and this legislation will help bridge that divide.”
April 8, 2016
“In short, this bill sets up a legal paradox that would further muddy the waters about how and when the government can compel the private sector to assist in gaining access to private information,” said Daniel Castro in Re/code.
April 8, 2016
"This legislation places an unqualified demand on companies to decrypt their customers’ data upon receiving a court order from law enforcement," said Daniel Castro in USA Today. "While companies should comply with lawful requests, it is simply not possible for a company to do so when the customer controls the only keys."