Technology

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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

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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. 

Priorities

Privacy
  • 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.
Blockchain 
  • Improve education and awareness of blockchain technology. 

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: States Regulating National Policy Issues ‘Presents Challenges and Uncertainties for Business’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue warned today in his State of American Business speech that an emerging patchwork of state regulations on national economic issues presents challenges and uncertainties for business.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
The 2020 State of American Business Policy Priorities Booklet Cover Image

U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Press ReleaseDec 26, 2019 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Remote ID Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Tim Day, senior vice president, U.S.

Press ReleaseDec 19, 2019 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Statement on EU Advocate General Opinion on Data Transfers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant today issued the following statement on the European Court of Justice Advocate General’s opinion on Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland, Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”).

Issue BriefDec 05, 2019 - 5:00am

U.S. Chamber Facial Recognition Policy Principles

Facial recognition technology has an enormous potential to enhance security and safety, and enable innovation across a wide variety of sectors including transportation, retail, hospitality, and financial services. Already, the technology can be used in applications including airline passenger facilitation, criminal investigations, theft prevention, and fraud detection.

Press ReleaseDec 05, 2019 - 5:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases Facial Recognition Policy Principles

Seven policy principles to prioritize transparency, protect individual privacy, establish a national regulatory framework, and promote accountability through standards and testing.

Above the FoldDec 02, 2019 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue speaks at the 2nd Annual Space Summit, LAUNCH: The Space Economy.

Commercial Space is Taking Off

Today, every company is, or very soon will be, a space company.

ReportDec 01, 2019 - 4:15pm

Policy Priorities for the New European Commission

Promoting Competitiveness & Transatlantic Cooperation