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  • Startup News Digest: 2/5/2016

    Our weekly take on some of the biggest stories in startup and tech policy.  EU and U.S. Policymakers Agree on Safe Harbor 2.0. Nearly three months after the U.S.-EU safe harbor agreement was invalidated, the European Commission announced on Tuesday...

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  • EU and U.S. Policymakers Agree on Safe Harbor 2.0, Ending Months of Uncertainty for Startups

    The European Court of Justice’s rejection last October of the European Commission’s so-called “safe harbor” agreement with the U.S. forced many American startups to grapple with a difficult choice: spend considerable time and money trying to find a different mechanism...

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  • Startup Policy Digest: 1/29/2016

    Our weekly take on some of the biggest stories in startup and tech policy.  Safe Harbor Negotiations Continue, Judicial Redress Clears Hurdle. It has been more than three months since the U.S.-EU safe harbor agreement was invalidated. But time is...

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  • So You Want to Hack the Patent System

    Are you a startup or inventor wondering what to do about our broken patent system? Want to know what your options are? Check out Hacking the Patent System, an updated white paper published in partnership with EFF and students from...

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  • Startup News Digest: 1/22/2015

    Our weekly take on some of the biggest stories in startup and tech policy.  Safe Harbor Agreement Nears Deadline. With a January 31st deadline looming, there is more pressure than ever for the U.S. and EU to wrap up negotiations...

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  • Startup News Digest: 1/15/2016

    Our weekly take on some of the biggest stories in startup and tech policy.  Obama’s Final SOTU. President Obama addressed Congress Tuesday evening in his seventh and final State of the Union, which included a few nods to the tech...

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Evan Engstrom to become new Acting Executive Director

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 14, 2016 Contact: Rob Haralson for Engine Advocacy (202) 251-3322, rharalson@franklinsquaregroup.com   Engine Advocacy Announces New Leadership Evan Engstrom, Policy Director, to take on new role as Acting Executive Director   SAN FRANCISCO – January 14,...

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  • Startup News Digest: 1/8/2016

    Our weekly take on some of the biggest stories in startup and tech policy.    Patent Lawsuits Up in 2015, Trolls in the Lead. Surprise, surprise! The latest numbers are out, proving that patent litigation is still out of control...

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  • Looking Forward (and Backward) to the 2016 Presidential Election

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • 2015 Year in Review: Privacy and Security

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • 2015 Year in Review: Regulating the New Economy

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • 2015 Year in Review: Telecom

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • 2015 Year in Review: Capital Access

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • Year in Review: Patent Reform

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • Year in Review: Tech Talent and Diversity

    This post is one in a series of reports on significant issues for startups in 2015. In the past year, the startup community’s voice helped drive notable debates in tech and entrepreneurship policy, but many of the tech world’s policy...

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  • 2015 in Tech and Startup Policy

    In 2015, Engine celebrated several political victories for the tech community, traveled across the country to emerging startup ecosystems, and published new research on the challenging issues facing startups and policymakers alike. We’re especially grateful for all the support of...

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  • Startup Policy Digest: 12/18/2015

    Our weekly take on some of the biggest stories in startup and tech policy.  CISA Sneaks into Omnibus. As Congress scrambled to clear its legislative calendar before leaving DC for the year, it packed a bunch of unrelated bills together...

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  • CISA Resurrected: Bad Policy, Broken Process

    News yesterday that a dormant and much maligned cybersecurity bill—the Cyber Information Sharing Act—had not only resurfaced but was on a fast track towards becoming law by virtue of being appended to a large spending bill came as an unfortunate surprise...

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