Eline Chivot

Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation

Eline Chivot is a senior policy analyst at ITIF's Center for Data Innovation. Based in Brussels, Eline focuses on European technology policy issues and on how policymakers can promote digital innovation in the EU. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Eline Chivot worked for several years in the Netherlands as policy analyst in a leading think tank, where her work included research projects on defense, security and economic policy issues. More recently, Eline worked at one of Brussels’ largest trade associations and managed its relations with representatives of the digital tech industry in Europe and beyond. Eline received Masters degrees including from Sciences Po in France, in political science, economics, strategic management, and business administration.

Recent Publications

June 15, 2020

A “French Airbnb” is a bad idea. It is based on politically biased motives and a misguided application of industrial policy, seeks to dominate a market that is longer up for grabs, will fail for lack of credibility and, even if it were to succeed, it will not add value for consumers.

May 4, 2020

Editor's Note: A version of this article was published by French media outlet

March 11, 2020

There is much to like in the European Commission’s newly released Industrial Strategy for Europe

January 13, 2020

The eCommerce Directive—a critical building block of the EU’s digital economy—is in need of modernization, but updates should continue to remove obstacles to online commerce and provide legal certainty to businesses and citizens.

December 2, 2019

Europe must harness the power of digital innovation not just to increase economic growth and expand prosperity, but also to address important societal challenges related to the environment, public health, transportation, and other pressing concerns.

October 28, 2019

In an op-ed for New Europe, Eline Chivot writes that AI can actually help reduce gender bias and improve social fairness in Europe.

August 19, 2019

The United States leads the race for global advantage in artificial intelligence, at least for the time being, with China coming in second and the EU lagging behind. But China is poised to challenge U.S. dominance in coming years as it undertakes bold AI initiatives.

August 6, 2019

As Eline Chivot writes in Health Europa, EU policymakers should call for France and Germany to lift their bans on direct-to-consumer genetic testing and instead harmonize laws to create a single market.

August 1, 2019

As Eline Chivot writes for The Local, the German state house decision to ban Microsoft’s Office 365 software is an example of how overly restrictive privacy laws can leave European consumers worse off by making valuable technology off limits.

July 24, 2019

Empêcher l’accès des individus à une information précieuse sur leur propre héritage génétique, potentiellement essentielle à leur santé et économiquement bénéfique, semble injustifiée et rétrograde.

June 30, 2019

As Eline Chivot writes in the Financial Times, ignoring the General Data Protection Regulation's shortcomings will hold Europe back as it struggles to remain competitive in the digital economy.

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.

Recent Events and Presentations

July 22, 2020

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation to discuss how various stakeholders view these proposals, and to assess the extent to which the EU’s data strategy is on track to strengthen EU competitiveness and innovation.

July 15, 2020

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation to take stock of the perspectives of policymakers, experts, and industry representatives, and to assess the extent to which the EU AI white paper includes the right tools to strengthen EU competitiveness and innovation in the algorithmic economy.

April 22, 2020

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar to discuss the transatlantic opportunities for promoting better cybersecurity in AI, and the ways in which policymakers could promote these initiatives.

March 31, 2020

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar about the opportunities, and limits, of using AI in today's crisis, and the ways in which European policymakers can further promote these efforts.

March 25, 2020

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar with experts from industry and government to discuss Europe’s near-term AI priorities.

February 6, 2020

ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion exploring the future of AI-enabled manufacturing, and what European policymakers should do to help Europe thrive.

November 20, 2019

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation in Brussels hosted and event that discussed how the EU should modernize the eCommerce Directive so as to protect consumers without unnecessarily hindering innovation.

July 3, 2019

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel discussion on the opportunities for collaboration on AI between Canada, the European Union, and the United States.

April 4, 2019

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation discussed the progress that member states within the European Union have made to create and implement national AI strategies.

February 20, 2019

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a conversation about how the public and private sectors can work together to accelerate the use of Artificial Intelligence to combat fake news as the European Union prepares for its 2019 elections.

January 28, 2019

Significant advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) over the past decade have led to many debates about the potential social, economic, and security impact of AI. However, little sustained attention has been paid to the impact of AI on international relations or how the technology impacts the work of diplomats and policy makers.