CPSC should pay more attention to some of the unique cybersecurity risks that exist with IoT devices, but it should not pursue any prescriptive regulations for device security.
Testimonies & Filings
July 31, 2019
Comments to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on the Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards
July 25, 2019
Testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on the State of Energy Innovation in America
Why rapid innovation across a wide range of energy goods and services is vital to achieving national goals for economic prosperity and environmental sustainability—and what government should do to accelerate progress and seize the opportunity.
July 18, 2019
The UK can simultaneously promote data-driven innovations for all, develop the types of skills required for the digital economy, support the private sector’s use of data to increase productivity, and improve public services through appropriate sharing and use of data within government, as well as between government and the private sector.
July 8, 2019
Response to Singapore’s Public Consultation on Proposed Data Portability and Data Innovation Provisions
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
Submission to New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Objectives for Digital Economy Partnership Agreement Negotiations
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
Statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Regarding Facial Recognition and Civil Liberties
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.