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October 6, 2015
"Safe Harbor agreement has been the cornerstone of the transatlantic digital economy since before global companies like Facebook were founded,” said Daniel Castro in Agence France-Presse.
October 6, 2015
“It’s really hard to imagine anything that can be more disruptive to the digital economy than this,” said Daniel Castro in the Washington Post.
October 6, 2015
"We are concerned that criticisms of transfer pricing may provide an excuse to shift tax receipts from the United States to other countries by levying taxes according to criteria other than where profits are actually earned," said Joe Kennedy in the Sydney Morning Herald.
October 6, 2015
"It will disrupt not just the thousands of US and European companies that currently depend on the Safe Harbor to do business across the Atlantic, but also the broader digital economy," said Daniel Castro in the Christian Science Monitor.
October 6, 2015
Today more than 3,000 businesses in the U.S. and the EU depend on the agreement to avoid running afoul of European privacy laws according to ITIF, writes USA Today.
October 5, 2015
“Europe grants at least 10 years of data protection, so this new agreement puts America behind the eight ball when it comes to competing with European nations,” said Stephen Ezell in the Business Journals.
October 5, 2015
“The digital economy is global, and information must be able to flow freely across borders for that economy to flourish,” said Stephen Ezell in The Hill. “By committing parties to protecting free cross-border data flows and prohibiting countries from requiring that their citizens’ data be stored on local servers, the TPP agreement ensures information technology will remain the principal driver of modern economic growth.”
October 5, 2015
ITIF gave the overall deal mixed reviews but lauded “the new protections against trade secret theft,” writes The Hill. The measures will “help ensure that future generations of technological innovation continue to drive a robust global economy,” said Stephen Ezell. “Such intellectual property protections are essential for global trade to thrive, for without them, there would be little incentive to take on the risk and expense of innovation.”
October 5, 2015
ITIF supports passage of the Judicial Redress Act as a step to ease disagreements about data sharing between nations, writes U.S. News & World Report.
October 2, 2015
"Instead of nullifying the Safe Harbor, policymakers in the United States and EU should work together to make a number of much-needed privacy reforms,” said Daniel Castro in Broadcasting & Cable.


Press Releases

September 28, 2015
The single most important thing a nation can do to spur Internet access and adoption is eliminate taxes and tariffs on ICT goods and services.
September 23, 2015
We agree there is no place for digital protectionism in the global innovation economy.
September 17, 2015
ITIF releases report outlining the ways China has failed to live up to the commitments it made when it joined the WTO.
September 10, 2015
ITIF released a comprehensive analysis of how privacy advocates trigger waves of public fear about new technologies in a recurring “privacy panic cycle.”
September 9, 2015
The best path forward is for the U.S. government to improve the MLAT process, says Daniel Castro.
August 28, 2015
ITIF has long advocated for improving America’s innovation infrastructure with partnerships like these between government, industry, and academia.
August 24, 2015
In a new report, ITIF argues that a recent Congressional Research Service report contains flaws that paint a rosier picture of U.S. manufacturing than is actually warranted.