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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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

Above the FoldFeb 03, 2020 - 12:45pm
Aviation Summit 2020 ATF

Staying Ahead of Aviation Industry Trends

Carol Hallett, the leading executive of the U.S. Chamber's Aviation Summit, breaks down aviation trends and industry insights.

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.

Above the FoldNov 13, 2019 - 9:30am
e-scooters

Rise of E-Scooters Reinforces Need for U.S. Infrastructure Investment 

E-scooters are crucial to public transit as an alternative mode of transportation. But to keep them around, we need better infrastructure.

Above the FoldAug 15, 2019 - 10:45am
Risk Management

A Hidden Cybersecurity Risk: Third-Party Relationships

Many companies are overlooking a crucial compontent in their cybersecurity strategies: third-party risk management.

Above the FoldJul 31, 2019 - 11:45am
TV; Cell phone

FCC Removes Red Tape on Broadband Permitting, Lowering Costs for Businesses, Consumers

The FCC is changing the way localities charge cable operators for providing internet service, a move benefiting businesses and consumers.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) discusses the need for a national data privacy standard at the U.S. Chamber.

‘A Patchwork is Not Acceptable’: Making the Case for a National Privacy Law

A national data privacy standard would continue innovation to flourish, keeping the United States a technology leader.

Above the FoldJul 25, 2019 - 9:30am
Carleigh Berryman, founder of Viva Vita

Young Entrepreneur Series: Graduate Utilizes Power of Virtual Reality to Help Senior Citizens

Carleigh Berryman's company Viva Vita, works to improve the well-being of senior citizens through virtual reality technology.

Above the FoldJul 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Computer code on a computer screen.

We Need Federal Data Privacy Legislation

If we fail to act on a national level, a flurry of conflicting state regulations will fill the void.

Above the FoldJul 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Steve Nixon, president of the Small Sat Alliance, speaks at a small satellite policy roundtable at the U.S. Chamber.

U.S. Pioneers Space Innovations with Small Satellites

In order for the U.S. to remain leaders of space commerce, it has to be easier for businesses to get in the game.

Above the FoldJul 03, 2019 - 10:00am
Small Satellite

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Satellites and Their Impact on Technology Development

Small satellites are transforming the space industry and enabling new uses of space.