Blogs & Op-eds

September 17, 2018
In an article for American Interest with Admiral Dennis Blair, Rob Atkinson argues that it’s time for America to rise to the challenge of "Made in China 2025" by developing its own comprehensive plan to maintain competitive advantage advanced technology industries.
September 12, 2018
The lesson for EU policymakers is clear: do not get seduced by the idea that stringent privacy regulation is a shortcut for digital growth. Enacting even stricter data protection rules, such as the pending ePrivacy Regulation, will come with costs that will hurt not only the EU digital ecosystem but also EU digital consumers.
September 10, 2018
A truly successful 5G deployment will depend on the cooperation between operators and cities where they deploy. The FCC’s latest actions hopefully will curtail outlier authorities charging outsized fees or otherwise stonewalling deployment. But the hard work still lies ahead.
September 9, 2018
As Nigel Cory and Alan McQuinn write in The Hill, the U.S. government should use CLOUD Act agreements to push back on foreign practices that force U.S. firms to store data locally.
September 1, 2018
In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro explains how states can improve the security of their government websites by implementing DNSSEC all state government domains.
August 28, 2018
Most of the opposition to Amazon/Whole Foods merger had little or nothing to do with economics and consumer welfare. Instead, it had everything to do with a competing vision for the kind of society we want to live in.
August 24, 2018
If the United States is to win its fair share of highly competitive global markets for clean-energy goods, the public, private, and academic sectors must work together effectively, David Hart writes for Energy Collective.
August 24, 2018
Verizon finds itself in the hot seat after it apparently slowed data communications of fire fighters in California who exceeded a pre-set threshold on their “unlimited” mobile plan. The incident has little to nothing to do with net neutrality and does not show why we need the old Title II-based rules, but it does provide a useful example of how net neutrality advocates will take advantage of bad optics to push for expansive regulation.
August 24, 2018
A contagion of poor public policy is sweeping across Latin America in the form of the spreading use of compulsory licenses on novel pharmaceutical drugs, and it threatens to undermine the very ecosystem supporting the development of medicines designed to treat deadly diseases in the first place.
August 23, 2018
As Nigel Cory writes for Mint, the Reserve Bank of India’s proposal that digital payment companies store all user data in India is both unnecessary and misguided.

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