Data Innovation

As other nations rapidly scale up their investments to develop and use quantum computing, U.S. policymakers should ensure the United States remains a leader. Investing in near-term applications would bolster the development of longer-term use cases, thereby helping to cement U.S. economic competitiveness and protect national security.
Data Innovation
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December 12, 2017
In testimony before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, ITIF’s Daniel Castro discusses the importance of artificial intelligence to the U.S. economy and how best to govern it.
December 7, 2017
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ostensibly outlaws barriers to the flow of personal data between EU countries, and in September 2017, the European Commission published a draft regulation for a similar rule on non-personal data transfers. Yet a plethora of questions remain. How should policymakers address the remaining obstacles to data flows outside the union?
December 5, 2017
From government chatbots that respond to citizen queries to municipal infrastructure that predicts necessary repairs, the public sector of tomorrow has the potential to be significantly smarter than it is today. While some government agencies have taken first steps towards smarter government, all levels of government face significant obstacles that limit their ability and willingness to embrace data-driven innovation. What steps should policymakers take to overcome these obstacles and accelerate the transformation to smarter government?
December 1, 2017
In the absence of federal action, states should allow consumers to freeze and unfreeze their credit at no cost; impose time limits on how long credit bureaus can take to unlock credit reports; and consider freezing reports by default.
November 28, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the Article 29 Working Party, the advisory body of European privacy regulators, on its guidelines regarding algorithmic decision-making and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
November 22, 2017
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the European Commission in response to its recent impact assessment on “fairness in platform-to-business relations,” a study to investigate practices by online platforms—digital services that cater to two-sided markets—in their relations with other businesses.
November 8, 2017
While the president called for a massive advertising campaign in the style of the “Just Say No” campaign, he did not announce any new funding for those on the frontlines, leaving entities such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with little room to move.
November 6, 2017
In the real estate, financial services, and airline industries, some players use their market power to unfairly limit third parties accessing certain data, thereby hurting competition, innovation, and consumers.
October 30, 2017
While local governments can and should manage much of the evolution to “smart cities,” national governments have an important role to play as well in accelerating and coordinating their development. Indeed, the long-term success of smart cities will likely depend on whether national governments support their development.
October 10, 2017
Data innovation is making a major contribution to Europe’s economy, but there are stark variations between countries. This report uses a variety of indicators to measure data innovation in the EU and rank its 28 member states, identifying why some countries are ahead, and what others can do to catch up.

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