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March 19, 2024

An Era of Economic Warfare: Examining the EU’s Economic Security Strategy

Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion of Europe’s efforts and the implications for an allied approach to economic security in an era of economic warfare.

February 23, 2024

Comments to Ofcom on Protecting People From Illegal Harms Online

The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments with Ofcom, the regulator of communications services in the UK, on its first major consultation on the Online Safety Act.

February 7, 2024

The UK's Agile, Sector-Specific Approach to AI Regulation Is Promising

The United Kingdom's response to the UK AI Regulation White Paper proves the government maintains a pro-innovation stance towards AI, however, time will tell whether individual regulators adhere to this vision or have enough resources to carry it out.

January 26, 2024

The IPA Amendments Bill Questions the UK’s Ambition to Be a Leader in Tech Innovation

Parliament should revise amendments to the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) to ensure UK users continue to have access to the most secure digital communications tools available.

December 14, 2023

Comments to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority on Microsoft’s Partnership With OpenAI

The Microsoft-OpenAI partnership came at a crucial time when the future of foundation models was uncertain. In hindsight, it has provided the catalyst for the current wave of innovation and competition in generative AI and did not compromise the ability of other market players to compete. The CMA should not intervene in this partnership.

December 8, 2023

EU Should Not Allow Anti-Tech Organizations to Weaponize EU Laws to Protect Freeloaders

Advocacy groups want to have it both ways: free online services and no online advertising. Regulators should roundly reject the outlandish and unsustainable ways they are trying to invoke EU laws to legalize online freeloading.

December 7, 2023

One Import Nations Do Not Need: The EU’s Digital Markets Act

As appetite for tech regulation continues to gain momentum, with more and more countries on the trail to adopt DMA-like rules, open questions abound about its potential impact on competition, innovation, and national technology competitiveness.

December 7, 2023

In the Next Framework, the EU Needs to Get Back to Economic Basics

With its misguided ‘missions’ and ‘bottom-up’ funding, Horizon Europe isn’t delivering the economic prosperity and industrial competitiveness Europe needs.

November 20, 2023

Fact of the Week: Diversification in ICT Goods Sourcing Improved Firm Performance for German Manufacturers

A June 2023 discussion paper shows that diversifying supply chains, firms, and by extension countries, can reduce the risks and vulnerabilities associated with dependence on a single supplier.

November 20, 2023

The EU AI Act Is a Cautionary Tale in Open-Source AI Regulation

One of the most glaring problems in the EU AI Act’s current form is how it would create unreasonable requirements for developers of open-source AI systems.

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