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Analysis: U.S. Elections Will Shape Many Key IT Issues

The winners of next month's congressional elections will decide the future of many important telecommunications and information technology issues, including net neutrality, data privacy, and patents. InformationWeek explains what's at stake.

Illustration by Tadeusz MajewskiThe upcoming congressional elections will determine who has clout in Washington, with important implications for IT policy in the United States.

Among the pieces of legislation topping the dockets are a major rewrite of the nation's telecommunications laws and potential new rules for how businesses and government agencies manage personal data. Also on the agenda are programs to protect the nation's critical IT and physical infrastructure, increased funding for education and R&D, and a contentious battle over H-1B visas.

With so many issues at hand for our representatives and senators, InformationWeek takes a close look at five key areas affected by IT policy: communications, data privacy, critical infrastructure, innovation, and jobs and education.



Communications



Data Privacy



Infrastructure



Innovation



Jobs & Education

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