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June 5, 2023
Federal Data Strategy Is Doomed to Fail Unless the White House Revamps It, New ITIF Report Finds
The U.S. government needs to master data governance to capitalize on rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI). But the government’s official plan to improve how it uses data—known as the Federal Data Strategy (FDS)—suffers from a lack of leadership and fails to incorporate government-wide or agency-level mission goals.
June 1, 2023
California’s Attempt to Make News Aggregators Pay Will Not Save Local Journalism, Says ITIF
The California State Assembly has passed the California Journalism Preservation Act, which could hurt news publishers’ revenue and Californians’ access to news content.
May 22, 2023
Biden Administration Should Hold EU Accountable for Unfair Targeting of US Firms by Data Protection Agencies, Says ITIF
The Biden administration should stand up to the unwarranted harassment of American companies by EU data protection agencies.
May 22, 2023
Biden Budget Falls Short on Clean Energy Innovation and Competitiveness
The White House budget proposal for fiscal year 2024 throttles back investments that would help achieve goals in clean energy manufacturing, according to a new report and interactive data visualization.
May 18, 2023
Supreme Court Decision on Section 230 Saves the Internet…For Now, Says ITIF
Despite demands from critics, the Supreme Court rightly decided to allow Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to remain in place.
May 16, 2023
The G7 Should Spearhead a “NATO for Trade,” ITIF Urges
It is time for democratic, rule-of-law-nations to formally agree to come to each other’s aid when any one of them faces unfair economic aggression—like a NATO for trade.
May 16, 2023
There Is No Master Regulator for All Human Decision-Making, It Does Not Make Sense to Have One for AI, Says Center for Data Innovation
The United States does not need a new regulator for AI. Just as it would be ill-advised to have one government agency regulate all human decision-making, it would be equally ill-advised to have one agency regulate all AI.
May 11, 2023
Congress Should Eliminate the Universal Service Fund’s High-Cost and Lifeline Programs, Says ITIF
The Senate is wise to reconsider the role of the Universal Service Fund (USF) since there has been dramatic progress toward closing the digital divide by other means.
May 6, 2023
Americans Will Miss Out on Benefits From AI Unless Policymakers Ensure “Digital Equity,” Report Argues
The recent surge in artificial intelligence (AI) developments is already leading to more economic and social benefits, but inadequate data collection in the United States means that some Americans won’t be able to reap those benefits. To avoid exacerbating inequalities perpetuated by inadequate data collection, policymakers should promote more and better data collection, because data is increasingly essential to outcomes in health care, education, and financial services, among other domains.
May 3, 2023
FTC Overreach Is Inappropriate and Bad for Children, Says ITIF
The FTC has an important role to play as the lead enforcer of the nation’s consumer protection laws. But instead of enforcing the laws on the books, it is attempting to unilaterally expand its scope and power beyond its legal authority in ways that would limit the ability of businesses to offer services to children online.