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March 15, 2016
The Senate should use the AIRR Act as an opportunity to promote safe and innovative uses of unmanned aircraft systems—commonly referred to as drones, or UAS.
March 14, 2016
ITIF urges the U.S. government not to limit the commercialization of cybersecurity innovations, especially encryption.
March 10, 2016
A sector-specific privacy rulemaking for broadband providers is misguided. Under the FTC’s enforcement of best practices and broadband provider policies, privacy protections are already well balanced with other values, such as cost, usability, or innovation.
March 2, 2016
We applaud Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) for their work to help meet the booming demand for more and more wireless services. ITIF also supports proposals to put “dig once” policies firmly in place, in particular the amendment offered by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
March 1, 2016
The DIGIT Act will bring together government and industry to shape policies on the Internet of Things, ensuring that the U.S. can successfully capture the wide variety of benefits it has to offer.

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News Clips

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."

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