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November 30, 2022

History Shows Private Labels Are Beneficial; Congress Shouldn’t Prevent Retailers From ‘Self-Preferencing’ Their Own Brands

Prohibiting large online platforms from giving preference to their own products would protect competing companies at the expense of consumers and the economy, according to a new report.

November 29, 2022

Latest Amendments to the UK’s Online Safety Bill Are an Improvement But Still Harm Free Expression and Privacy, Says Center for Data Innovation

This week’s Online Safety Bill amendments have been a mixed bag. The Center for Data Innovation's initial read of the changes still finds significant issues with how the bill approaches anonymity, user privacy, and online safety.

November 21, 2022

ITIF Proposes Barring Imports When China Subverts Trade Rules

China is threatening U.S. market share in various industries by engaging in unfair trade practices, and U.S. policy responses so far have been ineffective or insufficient to mitigate the economic damage. But Congress can turn the tables by reforming a century-old law to make subverting trade rules less profitable.

November 17, 2022

When the Midterm Dust Settles, the Path Forward for Clean Energy Will Be to Double Down on RD&D, Says ITIF

Following the results of the midterm Congressional elections, the path forward for U.S. clean energy policy is to fully fund energy innovation and RD&D programs.

November 14, 2022

US Trails Germany in States’ “Innovation Competitiveness,” Despite Mass., Calif. Ranking 1, 2 in New Transatlantic Index

The new “Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index” examines the innovation ecosystems of 96 states, provinces, and subnational regions across the United States, Canada, Germany, and Italy using 13 indicators of competitive strength in 3 categories—the knowledge economy, globalization, and innovation capacity.

November 14, 2022

Online Safety Bill Would Undermine End-to-End Encryption on Communication Services—Making UK Internet Users Less Safe

Without amendments to protect end-to-end encryption, the Online Safety Bill currently under consideration would undermine UK users’ security and privacy protections, leaving them more vulnerable online.

November 14, 2022

US Should Compete More Vigorously With China, Says ITIF

The United States should not just continue to “compete vigorously with the PRC”—we should compete MORE vigorously.

November 14, 2022

Legislative Proposals in the UK, US, and EU Would Restrict End-to-End Encryption Online—Making Internet Users Less Safe

Without amendments to protect end-to-end encryption, a trio of legislative proposals in Washington, Brussels, and London would undermine Internet users’ security and privacy protections, leaving them more vulnerable online.

November 4, 2022

If Congress Lets the FCC Force Big Tech to Pay Into the Universal Service Fund, Expect a Worse and Pricier Internet, New Report Warns

The Federal Communications Commission asked Congress earlier this year for authority to make content companies like Netflix pay into the Universal Service Fund (USF) to help subsidize Internet access for households that can’t afford it. But the economics of Internet traffic dictate that idea would backfire by raising prices for consumers and lowering the quality of online services.

November 4, 2022

Mandating Broadband Contributions from Big Tech Would Make Consumers Pay More for Worse Content, New Report Warns

The European Union is considering proposals to make content companies like Netflix pay more of the cost of broadband infrastructure. But when South Korea experimented with these “sending-party-pays” (SPP) policies, it led to less efficient Internet traffic, higher prices, and lower-quality content for consumers.

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