Privacy

Barack Obama Presses Privacy, Data Breach Agenda Post-Sony

Politico
The President missed an opportunity to address the continued push by law enforcement and intelligence agencies to weaken security for the purpose of surveillance,” says Daniel Castro.

President Obama’s Actions on Privacy and Cybersecurity Incomplete

Who Governs the Online World?

EU Observer
Debates on net neutrality, data privacy, and the future of the Internet’s governing structure raise concerns regarding oversight.

Microsoft and Google in a Post-Snowden World

Bloomberg
The debate over digital surveillance and its impact on the U.S. economy is getting louder.

Allies Back Microsoft in Email Fight

December 16, 2014
Reuters TV highlights ITIF research which estimates that the PRISM revelations could cost the U.S. cloud computing industry $35 billion.

Reuters TV highlights ITIF research which estimates that the PRISM revelations could cost the U.S. cloud computing industry $35 billion.

Intelligence Community Must Get its Own House in Order

December 12, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Last month, Robert Hannigan, the director of GCHQ, a British intelligence agency, wrote an opinion piece in the Financial Times castigating tech companies for being “in denial” about abuses of their platforms by criminals and terrorists and calling on them to develop better arrangements for facilitating lawful government investigations. While there is certainly much room for improved cooperation between government and the private sector, the first step for reform should be for intelligence agencies like GCHQ to take a hard look in the mirror.

Feds Want Flexible Policy to Regulate the Internet of Things

Government Technology
Legislators see the need for regulating the Internet of Things, but are wary of discouraging innovation in the world of connected devices.

It’s Not the European Wide Web, It’s the World Wide Web

December 10, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Global Internet policy conflicts are all too common, from the “Right to be Forgotten” to concerns over the PRISM revelations, and threaten the basic organization of the Internet along with the continued growth of the digital economy. To address this challenge, policymakers should agree on a new policy approach that respects the rights of individual nations to set digital policy as long as it does not impact other countries’ use of the Internet.

Senate Republicans Aim to Limit Tech Regulation

U.S. News and World Report
Senators Deb Fischer and Kelly Ayotte discussed the need to balance regulation and innovation at an internet of Things Conference sponsored by ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation.