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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.

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.

Allow companies participating in pre-competitive research to freely transfer ownership and access rights for IP to foundation affiliates across and between the European Union and the United States.

Allow companies participating in pre-competitive research to freely transfer ownership and access rights for IP to foundation affiliates across and between the European Union and the United States.

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.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative should work with international agencies and foreign governments to support international efforts to combat spam

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative should work with international agencies and foreign governments to support international efforts to combat spam, including working to include strong cybersecurity measures in all trade agreements currently being negotiated.

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.

The National Security Administration needs to proactively set the record straight about what information it does and does not have access to and how this level of access compares to other countries.

The National Security Administration needs to proactively set the record straight about what information it does and does not have access to and how this level of access compares to other countries. To do this effectively, it needs to continue to declassify information about the PRISM program and allow companies to reveal more details about what information has been requested of them by the government. The economic consequences of national security decisions should be part of the debate, and this cannot happen until more details about PRISM have been revealed.