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Center for Data Innovation

ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation formulates and promotes pragmatic public policies designed to maximize the benefits of data-driven innovation in the public and private sectors. It educates policymakers and the public about the opportunities and challenges associated with data, as well as technology trends such as open data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. For more, get the Center’s weekly emails and visit datainnovation.org.

Featured Publications

The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-To-End Encryption

The Effect of International Proposals for Monitoring Obligations on End-To-End Encryption

European and U.S. policymakers have proposed imposing monitoring obligations on Internet intermediaries to improve online safety. Despite their best efforts, these proposals risk undermining users’ privacy by eliminating the use of end-to-end encryption. Therefore, policymakers should not pursue them.

Closing the Data Divide for a More Equitable US Digital Economy

Closing the Data Divide for a More Equitable US Digital Economy

In the United States, access to many public and private services, including those in the financial, educational, and health care sectors, are intricately linked to data. But adequate data is not collected equitably from all Americans.

US AI Policy Report Card

US AI Policy Report Card

The 117th Congress was the most AI-focused congressional session in history with 130 AI bills proposed, so it is a good moment to take stock of U.S. AI policy accomplishments to date and identify areas where there is room for continued progress.

Industry-University Partnerships to Create AI Universities: A Model to Spur US Innovation and Competitiveness in AI

Industry-University Partnerships to Create AI Universities: A Model to Spur US Innovation and Competitiveness in AI

A collaboration between the University of Florida and NVIDIA provides five lessons for effective industry-university partnerships.

Best Practices to Combat Online Sale of Counterfeits in the EU and US

Best Practices to Combat Online Sale of Counterfeits in the EU and US

As policymakers worldwide explore new anti-counterfeiting measures in their regions, a consensus is emerging in the United States and the EU on best practices for e-commerce platforms to combat online sales of counterfeit goods.

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Events

March 7, 2023

Will ChatGPT Forever Change Education?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion about the promises and pitfalls of generative AI in the classroom and the ways policymakers can support educators while allowing this new technology to prosper.

February 28, 2023

Can Regulators Handle the Mastodons of the World?

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation to discuss the challenges policymakers face in applying existing laws and regulations to decentralized online services.

February 23, 2023

Where Should US AI Policy Be Headed Next?

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on the impact and efficacy of AI policy to date. Experts will debate on how policymakers can best nurture the capabilities and activities of the U.S. AI ecosystem moving forward.

January 25, 2023

How Can Better Federal Data on Higher Education Outcomes Reduce Student Debt?

Watch the Center for Data Innovation's webinar on how better data can help students with their higher education pursuits, the challenges in providing this data today, and the steps policymakers can take to address these barriers.

January 19, 2023

How Can Policymakers Deter Fake Online Reviews?

Watch ITIF's Center for Data Innovation's panel discussion about the prevalence of fake online reviews, their impact on companies and consumers alike, and steps policymakers can take to stop their spread.

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Staff

DanielDaniel Castro

Vice President, ITIF, and Director, Center for Data Innovation

GillianGillian Diebold

Policy Analyst

PatrickPatrick Grady

Policy Analyst

KirKir Nuthi

Senior Policy Analyst

HodanHodan Omaar

Senior Policy Analyst

MorganMorgan Stevens

Research Assistant

BeccaBecca Trate

Policy Analyst

More From the Center

January 18, 2023|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the Federal Trade Commission Regarding Proposed Changes to the Funeral Rule

The FTC is considering updating the Funeral Rule to require funeral providers to display or distribute itemized price lists online and through electronic media. The Center for Data Innovation supports the proposed change, noting that updating the rule would allow consumers to more easily compare prices across the funeral services industry and likely lead to cost savings for funeral services.

January 2, 2023|Op-Eds & Commentary

Better Data Collection Will Reduce Digital Inequalities

In today’s digital economy, one significant barrier to opportunity is the data divide, the gaps between the data haves and the data have-nots, and the social and economic inequalities resulting from this lack of data collection and use. Closing the data divide needs to be a policy priority.

December 15, 2022|Testimonies & Filings

Feedback to the European Commission on the Draft Cyber Resilience Act

The draft Cyber Resilience Act is too broad in scope and needs clearer definitions. The legislation’s fundamental pitfalls will burden businesses with compliance and undermine avenues for innovation like open source software. With targeted changes, the Cyber Resilience Act can promote better cybersecurity in the internal market without hurting competition and innovation across Europe.

December 12, 2022|Reports & Briefings

How Policymakers Can Prevent Gift Card Scams

Gift card scams are on the rise. Scammers have relied on predatory tactics, emotional stories, and product tampering to steal nearly $450 million from unsuspecting Americans in the last three years alone, and the trend shows little signs of slowing.

December 8, 2022|Events

How Should the FTC Address Deceptive Endorsement Advertising Online?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on the future of the Endorsement Guides and how platforms and policymakers can work together to protect consumers, promote innovation, and improve advertising online.

December 7, 2022|Events

How Does the Data Divide Impact Global Policy Challenges?

Watch ITIF's Center for Data Innovation's panel discussion about the impact of the data divide on critical global policy challenges and the ways reducing these disparities might help drive global data-driven innovation and prosperity.

December 5, 2022|Reports & Briefings

Click Here for Adderall: Fixing Telehealth Advertising and Services To Prevent Stimulant Misuse

Policymakers should both make permanent many of the COVID-19 era policies that allow medical providers to see patients remotely and enact provisions allowing for the practice of telemedicine over state lines. However, policymakers should also take further steps to ensure that telehealth providers offer and abide by the same standard of care as in-person treatment.

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