Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

February 26, 2018
In an op-ed for Law360, ITIF’s Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn outline four ways incoming Chairman Joseph Simons can balance the FTC’s consumer protection duties while allowing innovation to proceed apace.
February 25, 2018
In an op-ed for TechCrunch, Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn call on Congress to close a loophole that could allow police to use a Fourth Amendment exception to conduct digital searches of connected cars without warrants.
February 19, 2018
Perhaps it’s the natural human aversion to bad news—sometimes known as the “ostrich effect”—but few opinion leaders on U.S. economic policy appear willing to take a cold, hard look at the state of U.S. manufacturing. If they did, they wouldn’t be happy.
February 14, 2018
A Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) proposal to block access to online piracy expands on successful efforts in other countries while imposing extraordinary safeguards to protect users’ digital rights, ITIF’s Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn write in The Hill Times.
February 6, 2018
As Daniel Castro writes for FedScoop, the Trump administration will need to continue recruiting top technical talent to implement its agenda in the years ahead – including in the federal government’s digital startup, 18F.
February 6, 2018
Governor Cuomo's battery plan is pointed in the right direction. But as David Hart writes for the Syracuse Post-Standard, it won't get near the finish line without help from Washington to constrain China.
February 5, 2018
Germany’s Federal Network Agency recently issued a blanket ban on children’s smartwatches that offer an audio link. As Nick Wallace writes, the agency’s position is not only bad for children, but suggests that German regulators might ban other smart devices that make up the Internet of Things.
February 3, 2018
If privacy advocates get their way, getting an oil change will involve as much legal paperwork as going to the doctor. As Alan McQuinn writes for The Hill, this is not the future most consumers want.
January 31, 2018
As Nigel Cory writes for Brink magazine, the global rise of data localism is affecting the free flow of data at the heart of today’s digital economy. Unless the United States and others set new digital trade rules to keep data flows open, this trend toward data localism will yield a balkanized Internet.
January 30, 2018
Writing in RealClear Policy, Rob Atkinson says that, to “Make America Great Again,” President Trump needs to articulate a clear vision and detailed agenda for restoring U.S. economic competitiveness.

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