ITIF argued innovation is critical to combat climate change, making three core points: First, greater federal investment in innovation is essential to address climate change and boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy. Second, prioritize funding to RD&D and deployment programs around 10 critical decarbonization needs. Third, diversify the innovation portfolio to maximize the effectiveness of federal investments.
Testimonies & Filings
February 25, 2021
February 16, 2021
ITIF filed comments supporting an expansion of the E-Rate program to help address the homework gap during the pandemic.
February 11, 2021
ITIF filed comments advising the Commission not to introduce such a tax. ITIF explained the many reasons why the planned digital levy is a misguided recommendation, and urged the Commission pursue a more reasonable path:
February 11, 2021
ITIF submitted comments to the FCC supporting proposed rule changes to streamline limited pre-sale marketing and importing of radio devices consistent with today’s dynamic market.
February 8, 2021
The DGA is a positive step forward in outlining a framework to enhance data sharing in the EU and promote data-driven innovation, however further clarification will be necessary to ensure data protection and competition laws do not prevent firms from sharing data, to safeguard trade with non-EU countries, and to prevent the public sector from charging excessive fees for data access.
February 4, 2021
The Center for Data Innovation welcomes the goals of the EHDS initiative and agrees that adopting measures to enable better data exchange will facilitate artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled healthcare applications in the EU and allow firms to pursue economies of scale across EU markets.
January 29, 2021
Organizational efficiencies should not be an opportunity to enforce precautionary measures in innovation markets.
January 26, 2021
The Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “Bureau”) on developing regulations to implement section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provides for consumer access to financial records.
January 25, 2021
Comments to the European Commission on Collective Bargaining Agreements for Self-Employed Platform Workers
The Commission’s inception impact assessment envisages the possibility of no longer enforcing competition laws with respect to independent platform workers in order to improve their working conditions. The four options identified by the European Commission are misguided and detrimental to consumers, platform workers, and innovation. ITIF articulates 10 better ways to improve the working conditions of economically vulnerable platform workers while preserving the proper enforcement of EU competition laws in a fast-changing and highly innovative digital platform economy.
January 22, 2021
ITIF supports quickly disbursing critical relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the FCC also should consider how the emergency broadband benefit program can serve as a bridge to a better, more rational subsidy program than the current Lifeline system.