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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October 2, 2017
Not only do data scientists command top salaries—Glassdoor reports that the national average salary for the position is $121,000—but states with high numbers of data scientists employed in local industries are also well-positioned to be more competitive in these sectors writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
September 26, 2017
How can states use data innovation to grow the economy and address a range of societal challenges? Join Center for Data Innovation Director Daniel Castro and Paul Taylor, Chief Content Officer of eRepublic and Governing editor-at-large as they discuss the best states for data innovation and what others can learn from them.
September 5, 2017
While the immediate challenge for local leaders is to implement the necessary technology to enable a smart city, the long-term one is to create the partnerships necessary to build “learning cities” writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
August 30, 2017
The European Banking Authority recently proposed banning third-party financial services firms from using software to automatically collect consumer data from banks. That would limit innovation by enabling financial institutions to unfairly restrict their customers’ ability to share data with companies whose services often compete with those of the banks.
July 31, 2017
While data-driven innovation is a global phenomenon, some regions are better poised to enjoy the resulting benefits because they have invested in and supported the conditions necessary to succeed in the data economy. This is also true within the United States.
July 24, 2017
Current legal processes and treaties to allow law enforcement access to data stored abroad are woefully out of date and needlessly complex. No nation can solve this problem alone, but the United States can and should lead the way on needed reforms. This report proposes a path forward.
June 14, 2017
German laws criminalizing hate speech and defamation are already some of the most restrictive in Europe, writes Nick Wallace in The Local. But a new bill going through the Bundestag, intended to combat hate speech, will create powerful incentives for online platforms to suppress content that is not even illegal, and inhibit the development of data-driven tools that offer more sophisticated ways of fighting extremism.
June 1, 2017
Data can play an important role in the fight against addiction, but privacy concerns are hampering the effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
May 22, 2017
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the use of alternative data and modeling techniques in the credit process.
May 19, 2017
The raison d’etre for the EU’s Digital Single Market was to incorporate the digital economy into EU integration. But from its very launch, the strategy always went far beyond that, imposing too many restrictions on new technologies, writes Nick Wallace in EU Observer.

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