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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July 31, 2019
CPSC should pay more attention to some of the unique cybersecurity risks that exist with IoT devices, but it should not pursue any prescriptive regulations for device security.
July 22, 2019
An APEC report—produced with extensive research contributions from ITIF—on how firms use data and the impact of data-related laws and regulations.
July 18, 2019
The UK can simultaneously promote data-driven innovations for all, develop the types of skills required for the digital economy, support the private sector’s use of data to increase productivity, and improve public services through appropriate sharing and use of data within government, as well as between government and the private sector.
July 8, 2019
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation has responded to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Committee’s (PDPC) public consultation on proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA
June 17, 2019
One year later, there is mounting evidence that the law has not produced its intended outcomes; moreover, the unintended consequences are severe and widespread.
May 13, 2019
Europe’s success in the global algorithmic economy requires a regulatory environment that is fit for AI but does not reduce consumer protections.
May 10, 2019
Robust technical standards for AI will be crucial to the success of the technology in the United States and abroad because they can serve as authoritative guidelines and benchmarks for the development and evaluation of AI. But concerns about the oversight of AI have stymied productive discussions about standards development by causing policymakers to prioritize oversight at the expense of technical understanding.
May 9, 2019
Chinese policymakers cling to a strident view that national sovereignty in the cyber realm supersedes the need to enable data flows or cooperate with trading partners on important international norms.
March 14, 2019
Shouldn’t there be a law to make internet companies pay us for all the data they collect? It’s one of those appealing-at-first ideas that is gaining traction — echoed most recently by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who called for a “data dividend” in his first State of the State address. But as Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn write for the Sacramento Bee, the answer is no.
February 15, 2019
Regulators can provide effective oversight of automated systems so as to both protect consumers and allow innovation to flourish.

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