The Department of Transportation is trying to improve the safety and security of national airspace—which is a worthy goal—but the United States cannot rush into new rules that could have unintended consequences down the line.
October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015
ITIF released a new report outlining why Internet marketplace platforms do not need their own, special regulations to address potential competition, privacy, or employment concerns.
October 13, 2015
States Can Save $11 Billion Over Five Years by Better Harnessing IT to Drive Productivity While Improving Public Services, Says ITIF
ITIF released a new analysis on why and how states should better harness IT to drive public-sector productivity and generate savings.
October 9, 2015
Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) spoke clearly at the Duke Law Forum on the Future of Video Competition and Regulation: The FCC should “hit the pause button” on regulating streaming video. This is a sound recommendation, says Doug Brake.
October 6, 2015
US and EU Should Act Swiftly to Establish New Privacy Protections to Avoid Long-Term Digital Trade Disruption
Policymakers in the United States and EU should work together swiftly to implement an interim agreement so that we do not shut down transatlantic digital commerce overnight, says Daniel Castro.
February 24, 2016
“We are dependent on immigrants with science and technology expertise,” said Rob Atkinson in the Wall Street Journal. “They are making it possible for U.S. companies and foreign companies in the U.S. to gain market share and hire more scientists and engineers.”
February 22, 2016
A new report by ITIF argues that consensus for the U.S. method of discovering and developing new drugs needs bolstering, writes POLITICO.
February 17, 2016
Daniel Castro says on BBC.com that there are some cases where "it would be prudent to allow law enforcement to have this access - at least in the short term.” However, he says the short term benefits of doing this need to be weighed up against any harmful unintended consequences.
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.”