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ITIF provides policy expertise to governments around the world, frequently testifying and filing public comments for official hearings, inquiries, and regulatory proceedings.

April 10, 2024

Testimony to FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez Regarding “Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet”

There is no more important broadband policy goal than realizing the benefits of connectivity for all Americans. The draft item’s decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II service is counterproductive to those values, and an FCC that prioritizes connectivity and the public interest would not adopt it.

April 2, 2024

Comments to Canada’s Department of Finance Regarding Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentives

By changing the tax credit to be quasi-incremental, unifying the rates between small and large businesses, and simplifying the filing process, the government will be able to incentivize private R&D spending more effectively.

March 27, 2024

Comments to NTIA on Dual Use Foundation Artificial Intelligence Models With Widely Available Model Weights

U.S. policymakers should learn lessons from past debates about dual-use technologies, such as encryption, and refrain from imposing restrictions on foundation models with widely available model weights (i.e. “open models”) because such policies would not only be ultimately ineffective at addressing risk, but they would slow innovation, reduce competition, and decrease U.S. competitiveness.

March 25, 2024

Letter to Federal Communications Commission Regarding Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission’s proposal proceeding to reclassify broadband Internet access service as a Title II common carrier service endangers the success of the U.S. broadband ecosystem and the long-term benefits of connectivity to all Americans.

March 11, 2024

Comments Before the Federal Trade Commission Regarding the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

Protecting children’s privacy online is an important goal, especially given the continued lack of comprehensive federal privacy regulation in the United States. With a few minor changes to proposed provisions, the FTC’s updates to the COPPA rule would improve protections for children while ensuring operators of online services do not face overly burdensome requirements.

March 8, 2024

Comments to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition on Virtual Worlds and Generative AI

The market for AR/VR technologies, though nascent, presents a multifaceted competitive landscape spanning hardware, software, and distribution. And the generative AI market is experiencing early-stage growth with no significant entry barriers evident, particularly concerning data, computational resources, and talent.

March 5, 2024

Comments to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill

The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on its Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill consultation.

March 1, 2024

Comments to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology Regarding the AI and Data Act

If the proposed the proposed Artificial Intelligence and Data Act (AIDA) is implemented as is, Canada may not be able to fully realize the economic benefits that AI will bring.

March 1, 2024

Comments to the ICO on Training Generative AI Models Using Web Scraped Data

The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights, on its generative AI consultation.

February 26, 2024

Coalition Letter to the Biden Administration on Protecting the Free and Open Internet

As global leaders prepared to meet at the 13th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization, ITIF and a coalition of civil rights, civil liberties, open Internet advocates, and digital trade experts, urged top Biden administration officials to support a free and open global Internet, while allowing for critical public policy objectives to support privacy and equity.

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