Testimonies & Filings

January 25, 2017
In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, ITIF commends the proposed amendment to the contact lens rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription to a patient, and maintain each such acknowledgment for period of not less than three years.
January 13, 2017
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology in the European Commission commending a recent paper that correctly identifies the reasons why wearables present a unique opportunity for Europe, and correctly highlights issues that need to be dealt with appropriately, such as standards and liability.
December 15, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking arguing that easy access to usable data plays a crucial role in informed policymaking, and it is encouraging to see the Commission working to increase the accessibility and usability of government data for this purpose.
November 23, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy explaining that data portability maximizes the utility of data by allowing data collected by one service to be reused in another, thereby enabling the development of valuable third-party services. In addition, data portability fosters competition by reducing switching costs and avoiding vendor lock-in.
November 21, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the NHTSA on it's proposed “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” which is intended to advance the development of autonomous vehicles.
October 11, 2016
ITIF applauds the intention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule on international entrepreneurs, but as currently written, the rule could be applied to individuals and companies that would have negligible impact on U.S. job growth, innovation, and productivity.
October 11, 2016
In comments filed with NTIA and NSF, Doug Brake described the opportunities for a national broadband research agenda.
September 20, 2016
The European Food Safety Authority’s proposed guidance document on food allergenicity suggest burdensome analyses to produce information regulators cannot use to improve food safety beyond the level that comes from much simpler and less costly approaches currently available and widely used.
August 22, 2016
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation filed comments suggesting the agency evaluate the effectiveness of collecting social media information before using it in practice.
August 10, 2016
The CFPB should allow consumers to choose whether they want to receive privacy policies and promote electronic notices.