November 4, 2015
“Gag” Clauses in Consumer Contracts Silence Speech and Undermine Digital Marketplaces; ITIF Urges Congress to Prohibit Them
November 3, 2015
With Protectionism Posing ‘Serious Threat’ to Free Trade in Data, ITIF Urges Policymakers to Build on TPP Progress While Embracing Privacy and Security Reforms
October 29, 2015
ITIF Proposes ‘Grand Bargain’ on Broadband Policy to Safeguard Net Neutrality While Closing America’s ‘Digital Divide’
Congress needs to ensure that the Internet continues to be the fount of innovation and creativity we enjoy today and that everyone can share in it.
October 26, 2015
Without pioneering new ideas and equipment, innovation and productivity will be stuck in neutral.
October 22, 2015
So-called “dig once” policies can dramatically reduce the cost of deploying broadband Internet infrastructure by taking advantage of the opportunity to install new conduits whenever roads or sewers are under construction, says Doug Brake.
April 28, 2016
“While America is still the world leader, other nations are gaining on us, so the U.S. cannot afford to rest on its laurels,” said Stephen Ezell in the Wall Street Journal. “It is important for policymakers to build on efforts the Obama administration has undertaken to ensure the U.S. does not get out paced.”
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.