IT and Data

IT and Data

As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy.

IT and Data
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September 25, 2017
In a presentation hosted by the FHC Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, Rob Atkinson provided an overview of the history of technological disruption and the effects of technology-driven change in a variety of occupations.
September 25, 2017
Displaying regulatory and other product information via electronic means—as an “e-label”—is a sensible alternative to the jumbled collection of physical labels we now have on ICT goods. Given how products are shrinking, physical labels can inhibit innovation.
September 16, 2017
Lawmakers should replace America’s outdated system of Social Security numbers with a secure alternative that effectively turns other forms of personal information into worthless trivia.
September 13, 2017
The global economy is undergoing a profound transformation as it integrates the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into modern engineering, production processes, and economic activity. Industry will lead this transformation. But what is the role for public policy?
September 12, 2017
In a presentation to a roundtable gathering of international think tanks in New York City, Stephen Ezell argued we are entering an era of renewed biomedical innovation marked by a wide range of new-to-the-world treatments for cancers, rare and chronic diseases, and other disorders.
September 12, 2017
In testimony to the Massachusetts legislature, ITIF recommends bolstering state anti-SLAPP laws.
September 7, 2017
In Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance (Oxford University Press, 2017), Peter Cowhey and Jonathan Aronson show how these technologies unleash dazzling changes in the information, communication, and production capabilities that are transforming how the world works. Join ITIF for a discussion of Professors Cowhey and Aronson’s findings and policy proposals for the global innovation economy.
September 6, 2017
The Center for Data Innovation emphasizes the fact that there is little to no evidence to support hyperbolic fears about AI in its response to a call for evidence by the select committee on artificial intelligence of the UK’s House of Lords.
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 31, 2017
President Widodo promised a renewed focus on innovation and economic growth. But his government has undermined its own strategic goals by badly weakening intellectual property laws that are critical for innovative industries are to thrive.

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Accessibility
Accessibility: how to improve people’s access to technology—and how technology can improve access to jobs, education, and the public square, particularly for those with disabilities.
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity: how governments and the private sector can improve the security and resiliency of computers and networks.
Data Innovation
Data Innovation: issues and trends affecting big data, open data, data analytics, and the Internet of Things.
E-Government
E-Government: how information technology (IT) can improve delivery of public services.
Health IT
Health IT: use of IT to drive health care innovation, lower costs, and improve the quality of care.
Internet
Internet: issues related to taxation, e-commerce, digital copyright, global Internet governance, and digital currencies.
Privacy
Privacy: protecting people’s privacy and safeguarding personal information without stifling the innovation and commerce needed to drive a robust Internet ecosystem.
Public Safety
Public Safety: how technological advances in areas such as data analytics and high-quality video can enhance national security and emergency response to promote public safety.
Transportation
Transportation: how IT can transform not just our vehicles but our entire transportation infrastructure.