Privacy

Silicon Valley warns NSA surveillance poses threat to overseas growth

The Hill
American tech companies are caught between the U.S. government’s demands for user data and foreign countries’ demands for user protections.

Google, Apple among Tech Giants to Tell US: Limit Spying

December 10, 2013
ReutersTV notes that the PRISM revelations could cost U.S. cloud providers $35 billion over the next three years, based on ITIF estimates.

ReutersTV notes that the PRISM revelations could cost U.S. cloud providers $35 billion over the next three years, based on ITIF estimates.

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The Continued Impact of Spam on the Digital Economy

Microsoft Cranks Up Security to Lock Out Government Spies

E-Commerce Times
Microsoft's encryption plan is a reaction to questions from their customers about what can be done to secure their data, says Daniel Castro.

First Look: Does Blocking Cross-Border Data Flows Boost Privacy?

Politico
A new report by ITIF argues data nationalism does not improve privacy, while hampering innovation and economic growth.

The False Promise of Data Nationalism

The False Promise of Data Nationalism

December 9, 2013
| Reports

A growing number of policy makers believe that data is more private and secure if it is stored domestically. This report shows why this is a false promise by providing a short guide to the implications of storing data on servers in foreign countries, with a foreign-owned service provider, or both, under various conditions. The report also recommends the United States engage its trade partners in developing a “Geneva Convention on the Status of Data” that establishes international legal standards for government access to data.

NSA Surveillance May Cause Breakup of Internet, Warn Experts

The Guardian
The Snowden revelations are pushing the Internet towards a tipping point with huge ramifications for online communications.

Tech Braces for Privacy Storm in Europe

Politico
Daniel Castro argues new global privacy laws could have significant negative consequences for the digital economy.
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