The Importance of Cross-Border Data Flows for Traditional Industries

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street, NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

New Location: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street NW

The biggest beneficiaries of the data economy are not tech companies, but the thousands of firms in other industries—including retail, banking, mining, and manufacturing—that rely on data to conduct their global operations. Unfortunately, many countries are embracing protectionist policies that restrict data across their borders. In so doing, they are hampering their own domestic companies’ ability to engage in data-driven innovation.

This event will feature the release of an ITIF report which explores how companies in traditional industries are gaining the benefits that cross-border data flows bring and recommends a strategy to address the protectionist policies that some countries have begun introducing. The event will feature a panel discussion to explore how the United States and like-minded countries can take a lead role in establishing trade policies that promote digital free trade by allowing companies to easily share data across borders.

02/24/2015 09:0002/24/2015 10:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: The Importance of Cross-Border Data Flows for Traditional Industries Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001More information:
Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Joseph Alhadeff
VP, Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist
Oracle Corporation
Andrea Glorioso
Counsellor, Digital Agenda and ICT
Delegation of the European Union to the USA
Jonathan McHale
Deputy Assistant USTR for Telecommunications Policy
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Jared William Ragland
Director of Policy
BSA |The Software Alliance