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January 6, 2016
While the FTC overstates the potential risk of companies using big data to discriminate against consumers, it rightly acknowledges that big data is a valuable tool to improve the lives of underserved populations.
December 18, 2015
As ITIF explained in a report earlier this year, the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation are essential for spurring innovation and creating high-paying jobs.
December 16, 2015
ITIF welcomes completion of the World Trade Organization’s Information Technology Agreement, which will reduce global tariffs on hundreds of information and communications technology products.

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December 16, 2015
“Our report makes the case that no country will successfully capture the benefits of the Internet of Things by leaving its development solely up to the market. Just as no country can capture the benefits of the Internet of Things without a robust private sector unencumbered by restrictive regulations that is free to innovate,” said Joshua New in FedScoop.
December 16, 2015
“Completion of this agreement is not just a win for exporters. It is also a win for the millions of potential new users around the world who can now access high-tech products at lower costs. Technology use is the key driver of productivity and growth in the global economy, so this is a victory for all involved,” said Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
December 16, 2015
“Unfortunately, creating restrictive rules for emerging technology at such an emerging stage in its development without clear evidence of how it could actually end up affecting consumers can have unintended consequences that limit innovation by restricting business models or even cost,” said Joshua New in Government Technology.
December 11, 2015
The ITA has been one of the most commercially successful trade deals in history. “The original agreement helped to boost annual worldwide information and communications technology trade from $1.2 trillion in 1996, when it took effect, to more than $5 trillion today,” said Stephen Ezell in the South China Morning Post.
December 8, 2015
“Having the same price throughout the EU means people in Slovenia, Greece, the Czech Republic will have to pay more for films than they do now. If you start charging them at Swedish prices, then all you will get is more piracy,” said Rob Atkinson in POLITICO.

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