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July 19, 2016

Hill Telecom Leaders Tout Trump Candidacy During GOP Convention

"We salute the Congressional Republicans who have legislatively impeded [Obama's] plans to turn over the Information Freedom Highway to regulators and tyrants," the platform said. It included language similar to what IPI recommended last week: "We will consistently support internet policies that allow people and private enterprise to thrive, without providing new and expanded government powers to tax and regulate so that the internet does not become the vehicle for a dramatic expansion of government power."

July 12, 2016

GOP Draft Platform Blasts Obama for Putting 'Survival' of Internet at Risk


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Institute for Policy Innovation President Tom Giovanetti tweeted that the 2016 draft GOP platform's language on "protecting Internet from taxation and regulation is INADEQUATE" and proposed language that IPI would prefer.

July 9, 2016

San Francisco's Tech Tax Is Not A Solution to Homelessness


If higher taxes were the cure for homelessness, California — and San Francisco, in particular — would have solved its homeless problem years ago. 

June 20, 2016

Only Congress Can Stop FCC's Sweeping Regulation of the Internet


The FCC’s regulation of the Internet must be viewed as being in direct contravention of Congress’ deregulatory intent, and as the biggest U.S. re-regulation in decades.

June 16, 2016

Giovanetti Commends Reps. Massie, Lofgren For Effort to Guarantee Fourth Amendment Liberties


In a statement, IPI president Tom Giovanetti applauded Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) for a move to defend Americans’ Fourth Amendment protections by prohibiting warrantless backdoor searches and upholding robust encryption standards.

May 24, 2016

Trending Topic: Let the Market Work


If customer feedback leads Facebook to design a more robust and transparent system that ensures fairness to all its users, that is a market success, not a market failure. Let’s let it play out.

May 6, 2016

It's The Senate's Turn To Protect Your Digital Rights


Presidential politics means we have only about two months left of useful legislative time, so it’s time for the Senate to get its act together and move the Email Privacy Act.

April 28, 2016

House Approves Email Privacy Act 419-0, Drawing Tech Industry Praise

By a 419-0 vote, the House approved the Email Privacy Act (HR-699), which would protect the content of people's emails and electronic communications (see 1604260014). Approval of the measure, which updates part of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, was hailed by privacy and technology associations, which said ECPA lagged behind the rapid advancement of technologies such as cloud computing.

April 27, 2016

IPI Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passing Email Privacy Act


IPI commends the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s unanimous support passing reforms to ECPA, a necessary step toward protecting Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights guarding against warrantless search and seizure of electronic data.

March 25, 2016

Price of Admission


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Howard’s president, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, and the board want to sell the spectrum used by WHUT. There has been increasing demand for these invisible waves by cable and mobile phone providers. Tom Giovanetti, president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, noted on RealClearTechnology, “Spectrum is the most unappreciated and underrated of our natural resources. In economic terms, spectrum is particularly scarce, since there is an absolutely fixed amount of spectrum available.”

 

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