Data Innovation

The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) calling for CBP and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to enforce the requirement that 100 percent of international mail shipments have advance electronic data (AED).
Data Innovation
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April 21, 2017
Following his testimony, Nigel Cory made a written submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigation into global digital trade.
April 17, 2017
Commentators in the U.S. and Europe have been agitating for regulators to consider companies’ data holdings when they conduct antitrust analyses of proposed mergers or investigate possible anticompetitive conduct. But merely having data does not raise anticompetitive concerns, writes Joe Kennedy in Harvard Business Review.
March 19, 2017
A draft executive order would politicize the 2020 census if enacted, thereby jeopardizing the integrity of its results and driving up costs for taxpayers, writes Daniel Castro in The Hill.
March 14, 2017
In comments to the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities, ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation welcomed a recent discussion paper, which presents a largely accurate view of the benefits of big data in the financial sector.
March 13, 2017
In comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), ITIF's Center for Data Innovation writes that in a recent green paper, NTIA correctly identified many of the ways in which the federal government should support the private sector to accelerate the development and deployment of the Internet of Things.
March 6, 2017
A close look at U.S. presidential election predictions shows that more investment in data, not less, is the way to avoid replicating these problems in the future, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
March 6, 2017
Data-rich companies are not a threat to competition, but rather an important source of innovation, which policymakers should encourage, not limit.
March 2, 2017
A trade association representing privacy specialists estimates that businesses around the world will have to appoint at least 75,000 data protection officers to help them comply with the many complex requirements of the EU’s incoming General Data Protection Regulation. Filling these positions will be costly and difficult, and it will divert money away from investments that would create more productive jobs and benefit customers through lower prices and better product features—including privacy-enhancing ones—says Nick Wallace in City A.M.
February 28, 2017
In comments to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that to advance the development of learning health systems, it should prioritize eliminating data poverty to increase the effectiveness of the systems as a whole and ensure that all communities can reap the benefits.
February 28, 2017
In comments to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program (NITRD), ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation argues that the goals and strategies NITRD puts forth in its draft Smart Cities and Communities Federal Strategic Plan are worthwhile efforts to advance the development of smart cities in the United States.

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