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January 20, 2016
The United States ranks 10th in how its domestic policies support worldwide innovation.
January 19, 2016
After a public vote, ITIF announced that it has given its annual Luddite Award to a loose coalition of scientists and luminaries who stirred fear and hysteria by raising alarms that artificial intelligence could spell doom for humanity.
January 11, 2016
In their bid for a greater share of the global innovation economy, seven countries sought advantage in 2015 by embracing some of the world’s most glaring examples of protectionist and trade-distorting public policies.
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.

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October 26, 2015
Daniel Castro raised the specter of a "splinternet" emerging, where data-processing centers spring up in multiple countries as firms try to avoid falling foul of divergent privacy laws, writes Deutsche Welle. "We are seeing an increase in the number of data centers in Europe, although it is hard to say what is causing this," Castro said.
October 24, 2015
"You're taking about Europe imposing its version of how the world should be on everyone else," said Daniel Castro in AFP regarding the right to be forgotten.
October 24, 2015
“It’s a great idea, it’s good common-sense policy — but obviously not a total panacea,” said Doug Brake in The Hill. “Where it gets real expensive is where you get out into the tendrils of the network, and costs go up exponentially as you start trying to lay down the last mile getting into everyone’s home.”
October 20, 2015
According to an ITIF report, revelations about U.S. government surveillance programs have spurred an international backlash that may cost U.S. technology companies an estimated $35 billion in lost sales and contracts by 2016, writes Bloomberg.
October 20, 2015
ITIF said any new regulations “will have long-term implications for free speech, privacy, and the commercial development and deployment of this nascent technology,” writes POLITICO Morning Tech.

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