Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

June 6, 2019
The United States must stand up for innovation in the debate over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), ITIF's Stephen Ezell, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Richard Owens, and Fundacion Idea's Alberto Saracho write in The Hill.
June 6, 2019
As Daniel Castro and Eline Chivot write for European Views, results of recent survey data show that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—which the EU has touted as the gold standard for data protection rules—has had no impact on consumer trust in the digital economy since it came into force last May.
June 3, 2019
In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro outlines steps policymakers can take to increase access to non-cash payment options.
May 30, 2019
Regulatory reform is difficult to accomplish on a large scale because it requires a detailed examination of specific market factors, which takes time and expertise to accomplish. On each issue, regulators must balance the desire to promote competition and innovation with the need to protect public safety.
May 26, 2019
In a column for Latin Trade Magazine, Rob Atkinson writes that the China-U.S. trade war can be an opportunity for Latin America.
May 24, 2019
As the energy and technology ministers of many of the world’s largest economies gather May 29 in Vancouver, Canada, for the latest in an ongoin
May 23, 2019
There are good opportunities to improve regulation of data privacy in the United States, but the “Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information” proposal is not one of them. This legislation fails to balance privacy with other key interests and wouldn’t effectively increase users’ privacy writes Doug Brake.
May 23, 2019
If the administration insists that Chinese enterprises play by WTO rules but they don’t, then it is justified in responding accordingly. But that response must be measured and proportionate. If not adequately balanced, limiting U.S. technology exports to Chinese firms is just cutting off our nose to spit our face.
May 23, 2019
Unless the EU reforms the GDPR, Europe will fall behind others, such as the United States and China, in the development and use of AI.
May 23, 2019
In an op-ed for Morning Consult, Daniel Castro writes that Do Not Track legislation shares little in common with the national Do Not Call Registry and would leave consumers worse off.

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