Trade

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How Much Will PRISM Cost the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry?

August 5, 2013
| Reports

The United States has been the leader in providing cloud computing services not just domestically, but also abroad where it dominates every segment of the market. Recent revelations about the extent to which the NSA obtains electronic data from third-parties will likely have an immediate and lasting impact on the competitiveness of the U.S. cloud computing industry if foreign customers decide the risks of storing data with a U.S. company outweigh the benefits. Unless the White House or Congress acts soon, the U.S. cloud computing industry stands to lose $22 to $35 billion over the next three years.

The Economic Cost of PRISM on the U.S. Cloud Computing Industry

The Role of the U.S Government in Fostering Mobile Payments Innovation

July 31, 2013
In this podcast, Stephen Ezell discusses the potential economic benefits of mobile payments technology and the policy reforms that are needed to promote utilization.

In this podcast, Stephen Ezell discusses the potential economic benefits of mobile payments technology and the policy reforms that are needed to promote utilization.

PRISM Could Put the Kibosh on US Trade Abroad

E-Commerce Times
Europeans are not taking the PRISM revelations in stride, and that could be very bad for U.S. businesses.

ITIF Applauds Announcement of New Bill to Combat Trade Secret Theft

PRISM Casts a New Light on the Tech Industry

Politico
Some of America’s global competitors may use PRISM as a catalyst for enacting anti-competitive trade laws that reduce free trade in digital goods.

U.S. Cloud Firms Suffer From NSA PRISM Program

CIO Magazine
For U.S. cloud providers, already working to overcome anticompetitive overseas policies, the PRISM revelations have only made conditions in foreign markets tougher.

U.S. lawmaker Worried NSA Snooping will Hurt Digital Trade

Reuters
PRISM is being used by some nations to boost efforts to implement protectionist digital trade policies.

The Impact of PRISM on Digital Trade Policy

July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street
610A
Washington
DC
20005

The recent revelations that the United States (and some other countries) are engaging in widespread clandestine surveillance of digital communications challenges many prior assumptions about the privacy and security of electronic data. These national security efforts will likely have an impact on the ability of the U.S. Read more »

Why Is China Scaling Back ITA Expansion Ambitions When It So Clearly Benefits?

July 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

By removing tariffs on the importation of ICT products in all ITA-participating countries, the treaty has proven instrumental in turbocharging global trade in ICT products. China’s actions will not only hamper global trade but also reduce the foreign investment and ICT exports the nation’s claims to be focused on growing.

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