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Public Policy and Regulatory Issues

As small businesses increasingly rely on data-driven digital tools, government regulation of technology is often regulation of small business. 3C ensures that policymakers understand the essential intersection of technology and small business, and advocates for policies that respect the interests of digitally-empowered small businesses.

Competition & Antitrust

Small businesses benefit tremendously from America’s leading technology platforms’ products, services, and tools. Their size and scale allow them to combine products and services to save small businesses time and money while offering innovative, powerful tools that help small businesses run and grow their business, compete with much larger brands, and stay resilient amid economic…

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Data Privacy

Small businesses care deeply about data privacy and security. In fact, 47% of small business leaders identified data security as their top tech-related regulatory concern that Congress should address. It’s been over 20 years since the Federal Trade Commission recommended that Congress pass data privacy legislation. Congress has failed to act, and some states have…

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Content Moderation

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (also known as CDA 230) is the law that enables every facet of the modern internet. If lawmakers rewrite or repeal Section 230, it would severely hurt millions of internet users – including small businesses.  Section 230 creates legal protection for websites and services that host and organize…

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Online Advertising

In today’s highly competitive business environment, inexpensive digital advertising can be the difference between a small business that thrives and one that falters. Recent 3C research documents how digital ads help level the playing field and empower small business advertisers to compete with the biggest brands with billion-dollar marketing budgets by providing affordable, highly effective…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI)

In today’s economy, many businesses empower themselves with digital products and services – including AI-enabled tools and automated applications – that help them launch, grow, identify, and serve new customers, save costs, increase revenues, and compete within an increasingly dynamic and competitive global market. As AI becomes more efficient, technology platforms and startups alike are…

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