Congress Must Strengthen Cyberattack Reporting Requirements

Despite the increasing number in cyberattacks occurring in 2021, there is still no federal strategy to combat cybercrime and cyberattacks. These attacks occur faster and more frequently than ever before, threatening American consumers’ personal information and economic security. However, despite the growing problem, developing a federal strategy for combating cybercrime does not seem to be […]

Town Hall: DOJ Gets a New Anti-Consumer Trustbuster

The confirmation of Jonathan Kanter to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division completes a progressive takeover of antitrust enforcement. Kanter’s past views and activities in the realm of antitrust provide further evidence that Washington will continue its assault on big tech and enshrine big is bad into law. Unfortunately, moving away from the consumer welfare standard […]

Coalition Letter Opposing FCC Nomination

A coalition of think tanks and public policy experts sent a letter to the U.S. Senate urging them to oppose the nomination of Gigi Sohn because of her radical partisan views. The letter says that the potential for Sohn to become chair of the FCC makes her nomination very concerning, because confirmation would jeopardize investment […]

Right to Repair Takes a First Step

Every day, Americans discard 416,000 cell phones simply because they are broken and it is often more cost-effective to purchase a new device than repair the old phone. That number equates to over 151 million discarded devices each year. The staggering number of phones that are discarded daily not only represents wasted money for consumers, […]

Inside Source: Congressional Bill Will Cripple Start-Up Ecosystem

Over the past two years, lawmakers in Washington have turned their attention to reforming competition and antitrust laws, concerned that big tech companies have abused their market position. One of the most troubling proposals currently under consideration is Reps. Hakeem Jeffries and Ken Buck’s Platform Competition and Opportunity Act (PCOA) that, if passed, would prevent big tech companies […]

The Economic Standard: Close the Digital Divide with Private Investment and Competition

With this week’s presidential signing of the recently passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, the U.S. is poised to take a step to revitalizing our nation’s infrastructure with better and more resilient roads, bridges, ports, airports, high-speed broadband, and more. While the bill has been promoted as a necessary investment to repair the nation’s infrastructure, […]

Policymakers must protect AI development

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has created significant advances from facial recognition to medical diagnosis. Yet, despite significant achievements in AI, the former Pentagon software chief, Nicolas Chaillan, warned the U.S. is falling behind other countries in terms of AI development, and “the failure to respond [is] putting  [Americans] at risk.” While Chaillan is […]

Tech Bill Could Harm Consumers and Small Businesses

In Washington’s continuing war on big tech, another proposal has emerged from the U.S. Senate that seeks to reform antitrust enforcement. Similarly to other proposals that emerged from the halls of Congress, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICO), recently introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar, would not only serve to inflict substantial on the […]

Minneapolis’s Proposed Ordinance Would Undercut Food Delivery Services

The following is a statement from ACI Director, Krisztina Pusok, regarding the Minneapolis City Council’s proposed ordinance that would undercut food delivery services and economic recovery: “We are very concerned with the repercussions that the proposed ordinance 2021-00906 could have on consumers and restaurants in Minneapolis. The proposal, which would cap the fees third-party platforms can […]