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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.

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.

January 26, 2017

Broadband Privacy Act Coalition Letter

Coalition letter to congressional leadership urging the use of the authority provided in the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order.

January 6, 2017

Email Privacy Could Be a Quick Win for Trump and Congress


Congress could chalk up an easy bipartisan victory for taxpayers if both the House and Senate determined to pass the Email Privacy Act on January 28, Data Privacy Day, and send it to President Trump for signature.

November 17, 2016

Time to Put an End to Rule by Regulators


It’s time to permanently rein in the FCC’s scope and authority by passing laws that limit its powers.

 

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