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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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
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.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 15, 2016
While most Americans are empowered by data and technology in many aspects of their lives, U.S. schools are largely failing to use data to transform and improve education.
November 15, 2016
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system, the benefits of a data-driven approach, and how to overcome the considerable challenges these innovations face.
November 10, 2016
Google today responded to concerns that EU antitrust regulators lodged in April about the company's businesses practices related to the Android mobile operating system. None of the concerns are valid, says Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.