Testimonies & Filings

June 24, 2019
ITIF has filed comments with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, regarding its draft policy changes towards transborder data flows.
May 31, 2019
The U.S. model of infrastructure-based competition in broadband markets has served us well, and continues to be an engine of dynamic innovation.
May 29, 2019
ITIF provided recommendations to the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy regarding pre‐pilot and pilot R&D projects to scale, mature, and advance ARPA‐E funded clean energy technologies.
May 22, 2019
While there is more Congress can do to ensure government use of facial recognition is fair and reliable, recent calls for bans or moratoriums on law enforcement use of facial recognition are misguided and will only undercut efforts to make police agencies more efficient and effective in protecting local communities.
May 16, 2019
ITIF endorses USTR’s proposed imposition of countermeasures, in the form of additional tariffs, commensurate with what the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body has found to be adverse effects inflicted on U.S. aerospace competitors as a result of the EU’s WTO-inconsistent subsidy programs for large civil aircraft.
May 16, 2019
In testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Stephen Ezell explained why the United States leads the world in life-sciences innovation; how the public and private sectors contribute; why innovation depends on the ability to generate revenues; the consequences of price controls; and how best to control health-care costs.
May 15, 2019
In testimony before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Stephen Ezell highlighted the successes of federal small business programs directed toward innovation research and technology transfer and argued there is much more to be done to promote technology transfer and commercialization.
May 10, 2019
Robust technical standards for AI will be crucial to the success of the technology in the United States and abroad because they can serve as authoritative guidelines and benchmarks for the development and evaluation of AI. But concerns about the oversight of AI have stymied productive discussions about standards development by causing policymakers to prioritize oversight at the expense of technical understanding.
March 8, 2019
In a filing with India’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, ITIF argued that a misguided focus on the control and location of data will reduce its potential social and economic utility.
March 8, 2019
ITIF has filed comments with the California Attorney General regarding its preliminary rulemaking process for the California Consumer Privacy Act. ITIF argues the Attorney General should clarify its rules to minimize their burden on innovation.

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