Chamber of Progress Expands Work to Europe With New Senior Director

Given the increased importance of European regulation to the technology sector, Chamber of Progress is expanding its footprint to Europe by adding a new Senior Director for Europe, Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli.  Jebelli, who is based in Brussels, will lead the organization’s work on European and transatlantic tech policy.  Jebelli published a blog post detailing the importance… Continue reading Chamber of Progress Expands Work to Europe With New Senior Director

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In Battleground States, Polling Shows Voters Want Focus on Tech Jobs Over Regulatory Crackdown

Today, Chamber of Progress released new pre-election polling analyzing voter sentiment on tech policy in eight presidential campaign battleground states. The polling –  which sampled 4,637 voters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – found that voters consistently prioritize job creation in tech over a regulatory crackdown on tech… Continue reading In Battleground States, Polling Shows Voters Want Focus on Tech Jobs Over Regulatory Crackdown

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CA Committee Passes Autonomous Vehicle Ban Legislation

On Wednesday, the California Senate Committee on Local Government passed autonomous vehicle legislation (SB 915) allowing local municipalities to ban and tax AV deployment. Last year was one of California’s deadliest for roadway fatalities, largely because of human behaviors including distracted driving, drunk driving, and speeding. The legislation by Sen. Cortese takes control away from… Continue reading CA Committee Passes Autonomous Vehicle Ban Legislation

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New Study: Autonomous Vehicle Jobs to Exceed 110k in U.S.

On Monday, Chamber of Progress published a new report forecasting the number and types of jobs that will be created as a result of autonomous vehicle deployment in the United States, finding that more than 114,000 workers — and up to 455,000 workers in an optimistic scenario – will be employed over the next 15… Continue reading New Study: Autonomous Vehicle Jobs to Exceed 110k in U.S.

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Annual 404 Awards Highlight 2024’s Worst Tech Policy Flops

On Thursday, Chamber of Progress announced winners of the Second Annual Tech 404 Awards. Every April 4 (4/04), in a special nod to the error code that tells users a link is broken or a page no longer exists, Chamber of Progress hosts a celebration of tech policy proposals that threaten to harm American consumers.… Continue reading Annual 404 Awards Highlight 2024’s Worst Tech Policy Flops

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Tech Group Warns AZ Governor of Social Media Bill’s Unintended Consequences

On Monday, tech policy group Chamber of Progress urged Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs to veto social media legislation (HB 2586) headed to the governor’s desk, warning of the bill’s unintended consequences. In a letter to the governor, Chamber of Progress highlighted that the bill’s requirements would endanger the privacy of all Arizonans by requiring online… Continue reading Tech Group Warns AZ Governor of Social Media Bill’s Unintended Consequences

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Study: Autonomous Vehicles Could Have Saved 1,300 Lives in CA Over Last Three Years

On Tuesday, Chamber of Progress published a new report examining traffic fatalities in California and the power of autonomous vehicles (AVs) to reduce roadway deaths.  As traffic fatalities rise year after year across the state, the report – authored by Kaitlyn Harger, Senior Economist for Chamber of Progress – looks at how many lives AVs… Continue reading Study: Autonomous Vehicles Could Have Saved 1,300 Lives in CA Over Last Three Years

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DOJ Announces Apple Lawsuit

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 16 state attorneys general announced an antitrust lawsuit against Apple targeting the integration of Apple’s software and services on iPhones. The sweeping lawsuit touches on a range of Apple products and policies, including the company’s secure payments system, its moderated app store, and its exclusive iMessage service. “Consumers… Continue reading DOJ Announces Apple Lawsuit

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