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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

Closing the Data Divide for a More Equitable U.S. Digital Economy

Closing the Data Divide for a More Equitable U.S. 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 U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness in AI

Industry-University Partnerships to Create AI Universities: A Model to Spur U.S. 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.

How AI Can Improve K-12 Education in the United States

How AI Can Improve K-12 Education in the United States

Personalized learning powered by AI provides a unique opportunity to close learning gaps between students in lower-income schools and those in wealthier ones, as well as improve educational outcomes for all students.

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Events

November 14, 2022

The Costs and Benefits of Security-By-Design in the Cyber Resilience Act

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on the Cyber Resilience Act, the basics of security-by-design, and whether a security-by-design approach will effectively tackle future cybersecurity risks.

November 8, 2022

Book Talk on "The Equality Machine" with Orly Lobel

Join ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with Lobel, whose vivid examples—from labor markets to dating markets—provide powerful evidence for how we can harness technology for good.

September 21, 2022

How Can Policymakers Encourage More Robo-Lawyers?

Watch the Center for Data Innovation's panel discussion about the potential for AI-enabled robo-lawyers to provide legal services, the challenges in providing these services today, and steps policymakers can take to allow the development of tech-enabled legal services.

September 13, 2022

Should the EU Regulate General-Purpose AI Systems?

Watch the Center for Data Innovation's discussion on the proposed amendments to the EU’s AI Act for general-purpose systems and its implications for AI development, innovation, and deployment in the EU and beyond.

August 30, 2022

How Can the United States Address the Data Divide?

Watch the Center for Data Innovation's engaging panel discussion about the importance of the data divide, the impact it can have on individuals and society, and steps policymakers can take to address data disparities to ensure equitable participation and representation in the data economy and promote overall data-driven innovation.

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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

September 26, 2022|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the FTC on Updating the Endorsement Guides

Impactful revisions to the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” should promote innovation, protect consumers, and capture how endorsement advertising has changed since 2009, with a focus on social media, consumer reviews, and advertising disclosures.

September 22, 2022|Testimonies & Filings

Testimony Before the DC Committee on Government Operations and Facilities on the “Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act of 2021”

In testimony before the DC Committee on Government Operations and Facilities, ITIF vice president Daniel Castro, director of the Center for Data Innovation, argued that the Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act of 2021 is well-intentioned but ultimately misguided.

September 12, 2022|Reports & Briefings

How Policymakers Can Thwart the Rise of Fake Reviews

As businesses compete for customers in the digital economy, some use deceptive tactics to manipulate consumer reviews about their goods or services, or those of their competitors, including by posting fake reviews. These fake reviews can damage honest companies’ reputation and deceive consumers into purchasing goods or services of substandard quality.

September 7, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

Why Everyone Loses If Westminster Passes Poor Online Regulation

Pushing the Online Safety Bill through parliament too quickly will do more harm than good.

September 5, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

Some Advice for Liz Truss as Britain’s New Prime Minister

The UK can become a pioneer in online safety, but the new prime minister should focus on high-level, flexible guidelines to ensure innovation in content moderation, private communications, digital identity, and artificial intelligence thrive in the UK.

August 29, 2022|Reports & Briefings

Reforming the UK Online Safety Bill to Protect Legal Free Expression and Anonymity

The Online Safety Bill’s loose definition of what constitutes “legal but harmful” content, overbroad scope, and general legislative overreach encroach on the civil liberties of all users—not just those in the United Kingdom.

August 25, 2022|Events

Establishing Global Norms to Protect Online Shoppers from Dangerous Counterfeits

Watch Center for Data Innovation's panel discussion about how the public and private sector can work together to establish global norms and best practice to better protect consumers from counterfeits and ensure respect for intellectual property in e-commerce.

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