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September 28, 2022
House Merger Filing-Fee Bill Lacks Oversight to Ensure More Human Resources Go to Enforcement, Says ITIF
The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act had the potential to improve the effectiveness of antitrust enforcement without imposing a costly new regulatory burden on innovative firms. Unfortunately, the filing-fee bill that ended up passing the House was at best incomplete, because it fails to provide congressional oversight to ensure increased human resources are dedicated to enforcement.
September 28, 2022
ITIF Welcomes Doreen Bogdan-Martin as Next Secretary-General of the ITU
Doreen Bogdan-Martin's election by ITU member states shows the international interest in ensuring the technology and the policies that surround it empower individuals rather than become a tool of control for authoritarian regimes.
September 26, 2022
New ITIF Report Proposes Five Core Selection Criteria for “Hydrogen Hub” Demonstration Projects
As the second installment in our hydrogen hub series, this report details how DOE should approach the criteria it uses to select hub proposals.
September 22, 2022
The Senate Should Not Move Forward with the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, Says ITIF
Many policymakers are understandably concerned about the decline of local news. However, exempting local news publishers from antitrust laws and forcing large tech platforms to negotiate an agreement with them to pay for their content is not a long-term solution to what ails journalism.
September 22, 2022
ITIF Commends Introduction of National Community College Cybersecurity Challenge Act
Passing the National Community College Cybersecurity Challenge Act would be an important step forward in improving U.S. cybersecurity.
September 21, 2022
ITIF to Energy Ministers in Pittsburgh: Invest, Diversify, and Cooperate to Accelerate Clean Energy and Climate Innovation
It is vital that the nations represented at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburg invest more in climate innovation, diversify their portfolios, and cooperate more effectively to fill these gaps and speed progress toward affordable and effective climate solutions.
September 19, 2022
The EU Is Creating Exclusionary Technical Standards in a Protectionist Bid for Cybersovereignty, According to New Report
The European Union has committed to work with the United States on technical standards for new and emerging technologies through the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council (TTC). Yet in a series of recent policy changes it has begun systematically excluding U.S. and other foreign experts from its standards-setting processes in a protectionist bid to favor local companies and achieve cybersovereignty, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.
September 16, 2022
Economic Data Shows How the IT Sector Increasingly Powers the U.S. Economy
Industries vary in the relative contributions they make to national economies, but even among advanced industries, the information technology (IT) sector distinguishes itself with high-paying jobs, low price inflation for consumers, strong exports, and superior innovation, according to a new statistical report.
September 15, 2022
The EU’s Proposed Cyber Resilience Act Is a Strong Start, But It Needs Amending, Says Center for Data Innovation
An adjusted Cyber Resilience Act will ensure that future-focused, objective-oriented, and technology-neutral regulation remains the focus.
September 14, 2022
The Digital Markets Act Is “Bad Economics and Bad Law,” Says ITIF
The Digital Markets Act represents bad economics and bad law, and its adoption comes at a bad time.