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Countries should not restrict the flow of data beyond their own borders. Doing so does not protect consumers or businesses in any meaningful way from the risk of inadvertent or voluntary disclosures.

Countries should not restrict the flow of data beyond their own borders. Doing so does not protect consumers or businesses in any meaningful way from the risk of inadvertent or voluntary disclosures.

The U.S. should help develop a "Geneva Convention on the Status of Data."

The United States should engage its trade partners in developing a “Geneva Convention on the Status of Data” that establishes international legal standards for government access to data.

Department of Energy needs to better link federally funded research to commercialization.

Reform national laboratory systems to better support clean energy innovation. In the United States the Department of Energy National Laboratory system needs to better link federally funded research to the market to accelerate commercialization.

Adopt a common definition for trade secrets.

Adopt a common definition for trade secrets: any information that has economic value (actual or potential), is not generally known to the public, and for which the trade secret owner has taken reasonable measures to keep private.

Congress should reorganize the U.S. Postal Service to open up all but “last mile” mail delivery to private competition and drastically reduce the size of the agency to meet the realities of the digital age.

Congress should reorganize the U.S. Postal Service to open up all but “last mile” mail delivery to private competition and drastically reduce the size of the agency to meet the realities of the digital age.

Congress should create a “name and shame” program to discourage legitimate companies from providing services to spammers and other cybercriminals.

Congress should create a “name and shame” program to discourage legitimate companies from providing services to spammers and other cybercriminals.

Congress should increase resources for enforcement actions against cybercriminals, especially those engaging in practices that facilitate spam or otherwise harm consumers and businesses.

Congress should increase resources for enforcement actions against cybercriminals, especially those engaging in practices that facilitate spam or otherwise harm consumers and businesses.

Congress should recognize spam as one part of the larger cybersecurity problem and increase funding for the development and deployment of comprehensive cybersecurity countermeasures

Congress should recognize spam as one part of the larger cybersecurity problem and increase funding for the development and deployment of comprehensive cybersecurity countermeasures, including best practices in the private sector to a) increase the use of effective anti-spam technology, b) Combat botnets and bullet proof hosting, and c) reduce misuse of affiliate marketing programs

Congress should establish international transparency requirements so that it is clear what information U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based companies are disclosing to both domestic and foreign governments.

Congress should establish international transparency requirements so that it is clear what information U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based companies are disclosing to both domestic and foreign governments.

Congress should direct the Department of Interior to raise fees on oil and gas drilling on public lands in exchange for opening some new lands for drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf.

Redirecting revenues from drilling to invest in the future of clean energy offers a bipartisan solution to expanding the nation's energy supply while also creating a long-term solution to global warming. These policy changes could create up to $1 billion in new revenue, which would be directed to an Energy Innovation Trust Fund to support the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).