Privacy

ITIF Submits Comments to the National Science Foundation Regarding a National Privacy Research Strategy

October 17, 2014
| Testimony and Filings

To ensure the potential benefits of data-driven innovation are attained, the U.S. federal government should support research efforts to address the most pressing privacy and security research questions faced by industry and government. This filing describes five areas—healthcare, transportation, criminal justice, education, and social media—where additional research is needed on how to share data while best preserving privacy.

Google Chairman on NSA Spying: 'We're Going to Break the Internet'

Entrepreneur
The PRISM revelations continue to have significant economic and diplomatic repercussions.

Tech Companies Say NSA Spying Harms Competitiveness

USA Today
European and Canadian companies are using the PRISM revelations to gain a competitive advantage against American firms.

Movement Builds to Ensure Privacy for Internet Users

Chicago Tribune
People are more aware that what they are doing online may not be private, says Daniel Castro.

Can The DOJ Seize Emails From American Companies Stored Anywhere On Earth?

The Daily Caller
Putting U.S. companies in a position of violating local laws greatly harms their ability to do business overseas.

Identifying Regulatory Gaps in Big Data Difficult, Says FTC Panel

Fierce Government IT
When considering regulatory action, the FTC will have to conduct a good cost-benefit analysis of any kind of proposed action or intervention, says Daniel Castro.

Feds Investigate 'Discrimination by Algorithm’

National Journal
Daniel Castro argues that too much regulation could stymie the many benefits of data.

“BitLicenses” Explained

September 3, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

In the past few years, virtual currencies, particularly Bitcoin, have jumped from an online experiment to a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon. Now, governments are starting to recognize these currencies, hoping to both legitimize and secure them with proposed regulations. This blog explores New York's proposed, controversial "BitLicense" regulations.

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