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October 5, 2015
“Europe grants at least 10 years of data protection, so this new agreement puts America behind the eight ball when it comes to competing with European nations,” said Stephen Ezell in the Business Journals.
October 5, 2015
“The digital economy is global, and information must be able to flow freely across borders for that economy to flourish,” said Stephen Ezell in The Hill. “By committing parties to protecting free cross-border data flows and prohibiting countries from requiring that their citizens’ data be stored on local servers, the TPP agreement ensures information technology will remain the principal driver of modern economic growth.”
October 5, 2015
ITIF gave the overall deal mixed reviews but lauded “the new protections against trade secret theft,” writes The Hill. The measures will “help ensure that future generations of technological innovation continue to drive a robust global economy,” said Stephen Ezell. “Such intellectual property protections are essential for global trade to thrive, for without them, there would be little incentive to take on the risk and expense of innovation.”
October 5, 2015
ITIF supports passage of the Judicial Redress Act as a step to ease disagreements about data sharing between nations, writes U.S. News & World Report.
October 2, 2015
"Instead of nullifying the Safe Harbor, policymakers in the United States and EU should work together to make a number of much-needed privacy reforms,” said Daniel Castro in Broadcasting & Cable.
September 30, 2015
“Access to the Internet and use of information and communications technology (ICT) is fundamental for growth in emerging economies. Increasing a nation’s productivity is critical for improving living standards, and in today’s innovation economy, ICT tools like the Internet are the path," said Rob Atkinson in Multichannel News.
September 29, 2015
“Security researchers should engage in responsible disclosure, but these types of lawsuits stifle the publication of useful information that consumers and businesses need to keep their computer systems secure,” said Daniel Castro in the Christian Science Monitor.
September 29, 2015
Over 17,000 manufacturing establishments have shut shop between the end of the Great Recession and the beginning of 2013, according to an ITIF report, writes Reuters.
September 25, 2015
"The companies I've seen that are regulating data lay out things you can (or can't) do with data.
September 24, 2015
"For China, getting into the WTO was more about gaining carte blanche protection against trade enforcement measures other nations might want to unilaterally take against them than it was about driving internal reform and moving toward a market-based economy," said Stephen Ezell in CBS Moneywatch.


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