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February 5, 2016
ITIF calls for symbiotic relationship between sovereign nations & citizens to oversee cyberspace.
February 4, 2016
The plan that the White House has announced signals a welcome focus on the shift from concrete to chips.
February 2, 2016
We commend U.S. and European negotiators for completing an agreement that avoids disrupting the transatlantic digital economy.
February 2, 2016
The Commercial UAS Modernization Act takes a number of important steps to promote the integration of commercial drone operations into U.S. airspace while continuing to protect the public.

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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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