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
Restricting Encryption Will Hurt Security and Economy, Won’t Stop Terrorists from Using It Anyway, ITIF Finds in New Analysis
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.
November 30, 2015
Without an innovation box, “The United States will continue to lose global economic competitiveness, especially in innovation-based industries, and the jobs and economic activities that go with that,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.
November 19, 2015
“Genetically engineered salmon are also more sustainable and have a lower carbon footprint because they can be grown closer to consumers, instead of being flown or trucked from thousands of miles away,” said Val Giddings in The Hill.
November 19, 2015
Val Giddings said ITIF is “happy to see policymakers embracing the kind of innovation that is central to promoting human health and ecological sustainability,” writes The Guardian.
November 12, 2015
"Smart cities can create new market opportunities. More importantly, they are about delivering real-time actionable information to citizens and administrators, allowing them to change their behavior in meaningful ways,” said Stephen Ezell in ZDNet.
November 11, 2015
"I would be hard-pressed to think that this would have been Microsoft's first choice had they not had pressure from the Europeans and especially from the Germans,” said Rob Atkinson in the Associated Press. "They had no choice but to make this deal, with a telecom who frankly is a competitor of Microsoft."