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Bartlett D. Cleland

Research Fellow

Bartlett D. Cleland is a research fellow with the Institute for Policy Innovation.

Cleland represented IPI as a member of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force and contributed to its final report, released in January 2009. The Task Force was created in February 2008 at the request of 49 state attorneys general to identify effective tools and technologies to keep kids safe online. 

He currently serves as private sector co-chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Telecommunications & Information Technology Task Force. Cleland also serves on the Internet Education Foundation Board of Directors, which involves working closely with the Internet Caucus and such projects as GetNetWise, a project to assist parents in understanding the Internet and how to protect children on-line. 

Cleland began his professional career in the human resources field with Lee Hecht Harrison as a consultant for executive outplacement.  He went to Washington, D.C. in 1995 to work for Senator John Ashcroft, serving as the Senator’s technology counsel from 1996 - 1998.  At the same time, he held various management positions, ultimately serving two years as operations director.  From 1998 to 2000, he worked for Americans for Tax Reform as technology and policy counsel, and advised Commissioner Grover G. Norquist on the Advisory Committee on Electronic Commerce.  From 2000 to 2005, he served as the Associate General Counsel and VP, Software, at the Information Technology Association of America.

Bartlett graduated from Millikin University with a B.S. in philosophy and business administration.  He received his Masters of Business Administration, as well as his law degree with a specialization in international and comparative law, from St. Louis University.  He is admitted to the Missouri bar.

September 14, 2015

Securing Our Rights Through ECPA Reform


James Madison, and George Mason before him, were clear in the language in the Fourth Amendment, that the people and anything they own must be protected from unreasonable and warrantless government searches and seizures. So why aren't we?

September 2, 2015

The Clouded Judgment of Tax Authorities


Revenue agencies will often seek to extend taxes well beyond what was contemplated when legislation was enacted, in the name of securing ever more money for government, even to the detriment of innovation.

August 27, 2015

The Clouded Judgment of Tax Authorities


Revenue agencies will often seek to extend taxes well beyond what was contemplated when legislation was enacted, in the name of securing ever more money for government, even to the detriment of innovation.

August 13, 2015

U.S. IT Competitiveness Prediction: Cloud-y With Government Interference


Congressional inaction, municipal tax action, and administration bad action make progress difficult for the U.S. cloud computing industry.

August 6, 2015

Congress Must Update ECPA to Protect Fundamental Rights


James Madison, and George Mason before him, were clear in the language in the Fourth Amendment, that the people and anything they own must be protected from unreasonable and warrantless government searches and seizures. So why aren't we?

July 22, 2015

The Federal Government Wants Even More of Your Personal Information


Given government's inability to protect sensitive personal information, public policy should move toward putting less, rather than more, taxpayer information in the hands of government.

July 16, 2015

The Tangled Web Woven


The new normal for the technology industry interacting with Washington, DC seems to be to argue for niche pieces of the broad ecosystem which has left the industry open to being easily attacked, even by wholly false stories, by those who oppose a free market.

June 2, 2015

Digital Discrimination


In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Thanks to the inaction of Congress, taxes are multiple, discriminatory, and certain in the digital world.

June 1, 2015

Digital Discrimination


In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Thanks to the inaction of Congress, taxes are multiple, discriminatory, and certain in the digital world.

May 27, 2015

Decrypting Government's Plan to Further Erode Our Privacy and Security


We should not be forced to keep our doors unlocked and leave our data and families with no protection, so that government may stroll in at will, yet that is what the government wants.

 

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The "UN-Internet" Is Coming

This TechByte by Bartlett D. Cleland explains how Internet governance is managed now and how the freedom we have taken for granted is about to be under direct attack.

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