Technology-based industries and businesses create tremendous growth and opportunity in the U.S. economy and are essential to competing in an interconnected world. Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

Projects and Programs



Our Priorities

Promote the role of technology in our economy and advocate for rational policy solutions that drive economic growth, spur innovation, and create jobs. 


  • Advocate for passage of a preemptive federal privacy law based on the U.S. Chamber’s privacy principles and model legislation. 
  • Educate federal and state lawmakers about the benefits of the data-driven economy and the cost of overregulating data.
Communications Infrastructure 
  • Support Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture connecting rural Americans to broadband through smart funding, regulation, and permitting. 
  • Advocate for federal legislation and regulatory action to streamline and reduce regulatory barriers to 5G, wireline, wireless, and other communications infrastructure. 
  • Engage members on the best use of federally allocated spectrum.
Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
  • Monitor federal and state legislative activity to support bills that incentivize innovation and prevent enactment of bills that stifle technology development and potentially harm the safety around these technologies. 
  • Advocate for light touch policy approaches for AVs and UAS and engage with agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 
  • Coordinate with the administration, FAA, Congress, and state-based organizations to build a foundation of evidence highlighting the economic impact and job creation of AVs and UAS so that policymakers can proceed with evidence-based policy for both industries.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning 
  • Advocate for an open environment that allows research and development and the creation of responsible AI technologies. 
  • Work with public- and private-sector leaders to educate the public, the media, the business community, and policymakers on the benefits of AI and machine learning across industries.
  • Improve education and awareness of blockchain technology. 

Recent Activity

EventMay 06, 2020 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
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Tech in the Time of Coronavirus

How is tech tackling coronavirus issues? How will the gig economy keep the country going? How will tech play a role in restarting the economy? This virtual event will discuss these questions and more.

Above the FoldApr 16, 2020 - 1:30pm
Shopping safe online

10 Tips to Shop Safe Online During COVID-19

Here are 10 tips for shopping online safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Above the FoldApr 09, 2020 - 8:00pm

Global Problems, Global Solutions: How Intellectual Property Answers the Call in a Time of Crisis

Technology, strong global infrastructure, and the work of governments, business, and individuals, will help us fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Above the FoldApr 09, 2020 - 11:45am
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How Gig Economy Companies are Stepping Up to Help Americans Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders and national economic downturn, our nation’s gig economy companies have become a fundamentally essential part of many Americans’ daily lives – and an economic lifeline for many others.

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2020 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Enlisting Data in the Fight Against Coronavirus

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center (“C_TEC”) applauds the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation (“the Committee”) for recognizing the importance of data and technology in addressing the coronavirus pandemic by holding its paper hearing on “Enlisting Big Data in the Fight Against Coronavirus.” The Chamber believes that data will be a powerful tool for healthcare workers, epidemiologists and supply chain managers to tackle the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Above the FoldMar 23, 2020 - 10:15am
Health Data

Data for Good: The Tech Community’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our experts at C_TEC break down how tech companies are stepping up to the plate in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Above the FoldMar 15, 2020 - 9:00am
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Data: A Force for Good

It's critical that lawmakers recognize this—especially as they weigh federal data privacy legislation.

Press ReleaseMar 12, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Sen. Moran's Leadership on Data Privacy

Washington, D.C. — Thomas Quaadman, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) issued the following statement today in response to Senator Jerry Moran’s introduction of the Consumer Data Privacy and Security Act of 2020: 

Above the FoldFeb 25, 2020 - 4:15pm

Update NEPA to Help Drive America’s Digital Potential

C_Tec Policy Counsel Jordan Crenshaw breaks down how better infrastructure will impact businesses of all sizes across the country.

Press ReleaseFeb 21, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Urges the European Commission to Work Closely with Business Community on New Data Agenda

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement after the European Commission released an outline of its digital policy priorities earlier this week.