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Bartlett 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.

June 8, 2017

The Angel with the Heart of a Pirate


VidAngel claims its motives are pure, but it’s MO is to steal content from its owners without regard to licensing and compensation.

March 3, 2017

Ailing Texas Telemedicine May Be On the Mend


Restrictions, such as what exists for now in Texas, simply increase health care cost, restrict opportunity and choice for patients, and smack of paternalistic big government.

March 2, 2017

Progress on Telemedicine in the States


Infusing technology in health care can save money and provide great benefits to patients.

February 8, 2017

Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks


Successful tax reform will include efforts to protect the privacy of tax filers

December 20, 2016

The Fury in North Carolina Should Come to Washington


It is time for Congress to reinforce the limits imposed on executive power while preserving the power of the people’s branch of government.

September 7, 2016

Will Telehealth Be Improved or Restricted?


Consumers and doctors should have the choice to find the right means of care that works best in each situation. Technology continues to make such tailored care a reality if not blocked by government.

September 1, 2016

Do Copyright Office Concerns Matter to the FCC?


What happens when one expert agency calls out another expert agency? We're about to find out, as the Copyright Office has described major problems with the FCC's set-top box proposal.

August 10, 2016

No Regulation Without Representation


Rep. Sensenbrenner has introduced a bill that would address a long-standing issue about who should pay Internet sales taxes.under the Supreme Court's Quill decision. 

June 2, 2016

FTC Should Have Priority Over Internet Privacy


Too many government entities looking after our privacy means that we do not have any.

April 21, 2016

Texas Telemedicine is Ailing


As yet another example of regulation hampering innovation, telemedicine in Texas is being held back by the Texas Medical Board.

 

Total Records: 189

 

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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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