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Economists have long recognized that technological innovation and enhanced communication increase productivity and reduce friction in economic activity.  And never before has technology’s impact on economic growth been as evident as it is today.

At IPI, we focus on technology and communications policy not only because it’s critical to economic growth, but also because government’s inherent tendency to regulate prospectively poses an active threat to the economic gains and lifestyle enhancements made possible by technological innovation.

The communications and technology industries are among the country’s most competitive and the biggest capital investors in the U.S. economy, and are thus prime engines of economic growth and job creation. It is critical that public policy encourages continued innovation and investment in the tech sector, and that we don’t limit the innovation upside with counterproductive taxes and regulations.

March 1, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be A Quick Win for Trump and Congress


Congress could chalk up a quick, easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act as early as possible.

February 10, 2017

H-1B Visa 'Impasse' Should Be 'Easiest' Immigration Problem to Fix, Says IPI Chief


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

The H-1B visa "impasse" should be the "easiest" of all the "controversial elements" of proposed immigration reform for Congress to fix, said Tom Giovanetti in a Thursday blog post.

February 9, 2017

Mend, Don't End, the H1B Visa Program


Of all the controversial elements of proposed immigration reform plans, the H1B visa impasse should be the easiest to fix.

February 8, 2017

Tax Reform Should Address Privacy Risks


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

February 6, 2017

Email Privacy Act Could Pass As Early As Monday


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

IPI president Tom Giovanetti in a statement called it a "slam dunk" for President Donald Trump and Congress. "This legislation has nothing to do with preventing or prosecuting terrorism, but rather simply corrects lack of foresight in legislation passed 30 years ago, long before digital data became such a pervasive part of normal life," he said.

February 3, 2017

Giovanetti: Email Privacy Act a 'Slam Dunk'


If the Act becomes law, digital data older than 180 days would still be considered active rather than ‘abandoned,’ and would still be subject to the normal requirements governing analog information.

February 2, 2017

Getting in the Broadband Zone


Whatever you call them, incentive-based Broadband Enterprise Zones are the best way to get broadband deployed to unserved areas of the country.

January 31, 2017

Comments on House Judiciary Committee Copyright Office Modernization Proposal


January 30, 2017

Coalition Letter Regarding the Email Privacy Act

IPI joins with a number of other organizations and businesses to promote updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), to reflect internet users’ reasonable expectations of privacy with respect to emails, texts, notes, photos, and other sensitive information stored in “the cloud.”

January 26, 2017

Quantum Improvements at the FCC


The FCC must be legislatively restructured to prevent future abuse of the agency’s power.

 

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