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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 6, 2017

Comments to the FCC Re Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services


Institute for Policy Innovation asks the Commission to reconsider and withdraw the 2016 Privacy Order as an early step in undoing the many mistakes and overreaches of the Commission under its previous Chairman.

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.

March 2, 2017

Privacy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

If Congress passes the Email Privacy Act and sends it to President Donald Trump, it could be an "quick, easy bipartisan victory" for taxpayers and get the new administration and lawmakers off to a "positive" start, said IPI President Tom Giovanetti in an opinion piece in TechCrunch Wednesday.

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.

 

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