The Center for Data Innovation has responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for information on the proposed rulemaking “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” which seeks to ensure that the science supporting EPA’s decisions is transparent and available for independent validation.
Testimonies & Filings
April 29, 2020
April 29, 2020
Response to European Commission Consultation on Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries and Cooperation Between Data Protection Authorities
ITIF submitted comments to the European Commission as part of its two-year review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the issue of international transfer of personal data to third countries, and the cooperation and consistency mechanism between national data protection authorities.
April 20, 2020
ITIF filed comments with the FCC encouraging a continued light-touch regulation of broadband. The lack of problematic behavior since the Restoring Internet Freedom Order indicates that a more restrictive regulatory regimes that risks stifling innovation and investment is not necessary. The FCC already has the tools to support the Lifeline program, broadly apply its pole attachment authority, and promote public safety communications under the current framework.
April 13, 2020
Recommendations to the House Science Committee on Clean Energy Investments for a Long-Term Economic Recovery
In response to a request for input from the House Science, Space, and Technology committee, ITIF recommended that any stimulus bill in response to the COVID-19 crisis include provisions to stimulate manufacturing, technology entrepreneurship, and clean energy innovation, including large-scale demonstration projects in fields such as industrial decarbonization.
March 10, 2020
In a joint Assembly hearing, ITIF testified on the benefits of facial recognition technology, existing protection from abuses, what the state can do to improve oversight and accountability, and why it should not impose a ban.
February 17, 2020
Letter to Wyoming’s House Corporations Committee Regarding Protection and Privacy of Online Customer Information
ITIF wrote to a committee of the Wyoming state legislature, urging it to reject a bill that would create unjustifiably high restrictions on the use of data by broadband providers.
February 14, 2020
ITIF supports the decision by DOJ and FTC to update their guidelines but believes they could be strengthened by a deeper discussion of several key points about the role vertical mergers play in competitive markets.
February 13, 2020
The Center for Data Innovation has submitted comments in response to the public consultation of the European Commission, which is gathering feedback to inform its gender equality strategy 2020-2024.
February 4, 2020
ITIF filed comments with the California Office of Emergency Services regarding proposed communications outage reporting.
January 28, 2020
ITIF urged Senate Leaders McConnell and Schumer to take action on clean-energy innovation as soon as practicable, because it advances key national objectives, is highly valued by the American public, and stands to win a substantial majority in both chambers.