Data Innovation

Threatening to make it harder for the U.K. to engage in digital trade with the EU is a misguided move that will cause the EU to only fall further behind in the digital economy. To stay competitive post-Brexit and in the digital economy, the EU should ensure its data protection framework facilitates rather than obstructs data transfers with the U.K. and allow easier international transfers with more countries.
Data Innovation
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May 15, 2017
To unlock the benefits of data-driven innovation, policymakers should support publishing data the government already collects, collecting more data that can be put to valuable use, and encouraging industries to make better use of data.
May 10, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its proposed Changes to the National Survey on Older Americans Act (NSOAAP).
May 3, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch regarding ways to improve the accessibility of legislative data.
May 2, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has responded to the European Parliament’s public consultation on Civil Law Rules and Robotics.
May 1, 2017
A growing number of countries are making it more expensive and time consuming, if not illegal, to transfer data overseas. This reduces economic growth and undercuts social value.
April 26, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has responded to the European Commission’s online questionnaire regarding its Building the European Data Economy package.
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.