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).
February 21, 2017
The White House recently deleted all of the data on its open data portal, which served as a public clearinghouse for data on everything from federal budgets to climate change initiatives, writes Josh New in The Hill.
February 7, 2017
Due to unwarranted concerns about privacy, policymakers have restricted the data vehicles will share with emergency services even though additional information could further improve safety without impacting privacy or raising costs, writes Nick Wallace in EurActiv.
February 3, 2017
While fraud prevention is important, data-driven approaches offer far more sophisticated measures to address this goal than the European Banking Authority’s recently proposed rules, writes Nick Wallace in Banking Technology.
February 1, 2017
The difficulty of identifying fake news combined with threats of fines would impose significant costs on social media companies, particularly startups, and likely result in the removal of legitimate articles, such as satirical pieces, write Nick Wallace and Alan McQuinn in The Local.
January 25, 2017
Regulations on the right to explanation do little to help consumers, but they will slow down the development and use of AI in Europe by holding developers to a standard that is often unnecessary and infeasible, writes Nick Wallace in TechZone360.
January 18, 2017
Measuring a student’s academic progress with valid, reliable data should go hand-in-hand with providing that child an education, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
January 13, 2017
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology in the European Commission commending a recent paper that correctly identifies the reasons why wearables present a unique opportunity for Europe, and correctly highlights issues that need to be dealt with appropriately, such as standards and liability.
December 15, 2016
Comments to the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking on How to Increase the Availability and Use of Government Data
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking arguing that easy access to usable data plays a crucial role in informed policymaking, and it is encouraging to see the Commission working to increase the accessibility and usability of government data for this purpose.
December 12, 2016
While the U.S. federal government has undertaken an array of important activities to support the development of the Internet of Things in the private sector, these efforts are mostly uncoordinated and the government lacks a strategic vision.
November 23, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy explaining that data portability maximizes the utility of data by allowing data collected by one service to be reused in another, thereby enabling the development of valuable third-party services. In addition, data portability fosters competition by reducing switching costs and avoiding vendor lock-in.