Testimonies & Filings

July 8, 2019
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation has responded to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Committee’s (PDPC) public consultation on proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA
July 2, 2019
If implemented, a proposal on online harms would restrict legitimate content without due process, hurt digital businesses, limit access to information and, by creating state regulation of speech, damage freedom of expression for millions of users.
July 2, 2019
New Zealand should use Digital Economy Partnership Agreement negotiations with Chile and Singapore to set a new gold standard for digital trade, by including new rules, principles, and frameworks for cooperation on data flows, digital intellectual property, Internet-based services, open data frameworks, and electronic labeling, invoicing, and signatures.
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
In comments to the FTC on competition and consumer protection in broadband markets, ITIF provided an overview of competition dynamics in broadband and argued for a continued light-touch competition policy that allows providers to freely experiment with new business models and technologies.
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.

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