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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

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.

How the EU Can Unlock the Private Sector’s Human-Mobility Data for Social Good

How the EU Can Unlock the Private Sector’s Human-Mobility Data for Social Good

Private firms face a number of challenges that limit their willingness and ability to share mobility data. The government’s role should be to coordinate the behavior of individuals, companies, and researchers toward social good.

More Than Meets The AI: The Hidden Costs of a European Software Law

More Than Meets The AI: The Hidden Costs of a European Software Law

The EU’s proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) in its current form will touch upon a much wider section of the EU’s economy and society than the European Commission publicly states or likely even envisages.

Improving Consumer Welfare With Data Portability

Improving Consumer Welfare With Data Portability

Data portability requirements should be carefully designed to avoid imposing unnecessary costs on organizations, exposing proprietary information, or undermining consumer privacy.

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September 13, 2022

Should the EU Regulate General-Purpose AI Systems?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a 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.

June 29, 2022

What Will Be the Impact of the UK’s Online Safety Bill on Encryption and Anonymity Online?

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on the Online Safety Bill, its implications for encryption and anonymity, and how policymakers can balance online safety with competing goals.

May 25, 2022

What’s Next for the AI Act: Perspectives from Across Europe

The Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) is currently under discussion by the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. The AIA aspires to be the world’s first legislative framework to comprehensively regulate AI and AI-powered systems. In the c

May 24, 2022

How Can AI Improve Educational Outcomes in the United States?

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are creating opportunities to improve K-12 education. Personalized learning applications can increase student engagement in the classroom and close learning gaps, while AI tools can help teachers reduce their

April 20, 2022

How Can the EU Encourage the Private Sector to Share Mobility Data for Social Good?

Mapping people’s movements can be an invaluable first step in addressing a wide range of pressing societal challenges. A recent example has been the urgent need to track people’s movements out of Ukraine amid Russia’s ongoing invasion, so emergency r

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DanielDaniel Castro

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

GillianGillian Diebold

Policy Analyst

BenjaminBenjamin Mueller

Senior Policy Analyst

KirKir Nuthi

Senior Policy Analyst

HodanHodan Omaar

Senior Policy Analyst

MorganMorgan Stevens

Research Assistant

BeccaBecca Trate

Policy Analyst

More From the Center

March 23, 2022|Events

Book Talk on “Human-Centered AI” With Ben Shneiderman

Watch ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation for a conversation with Ben Shneiderman, whose new book calls for a “human-centered” perspective on AI, as opposed to a “technology-centered” focus, so as to better serve human needs.

January 14, 2022|Publications

Comments to OSTP on Biometric Technologies and Identity Verification, Individual Identification, and Inference of Attributes

Responding to an RFI on the use of biometric technologies, ITIF argued the government can help address and mitigate risks through independent public testing; performance standards; and more diverse training and evaluation datasets.

December 8, 2021|Events

The Next Wave of Data Portability

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion about the ways lawmakers and regulators can optimize data portability provisions, avoid pitfalls, and foster a new wave of data-driven innovation.

November 22, 2021|Publications

The Value of Personalized Advertising in Europe

Banning personalized ads would threaten about €6 billion of income for the European app economy—a sector that employs 1.5 million people in the EU.

November 18, 2021|Events

How Will Online Advertising Work In A World Without Cookies?

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel discussion about how online ads work, what data they use, how they deliver value for advertisers and consumers, and what kinds of technological developments are changing the nature of targeted online advertising.

November 16, 2021|Events

Who Should Enforce the Digital Services Act?

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel to discuss the ins and outs of Article 22, its purpose, its flaws, and whether it is fit for purpose in the digital age. The outputs of the discussion will be fed back to the Minister for Digital and Culture as part of the Government’s formal consultation for the new National Data Strategy.

November 2, 2021|Events

Trends and Impact of Online Advertising in the EU

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel discussion exploring how European businesses use digital advertising to generate growth, the structure of Europe’s market for online ads, and the contributions of targeted ads to the EU’s digital transformation.

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