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

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.

June 6, 2019

As Daniel Castro and Eline Chivot write for European Views, results of recent survey data show that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—which the EU has touted as the gold standard for data protection rules—has had no impact on consumer trust in the digital economy since it came into force last May.

May 23, 2019

Unless the EU reforms the GDPR, Europe will fall behind others, such as the United States and China, in the development and use of AI.

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 8, 2019

The legal uncertainty created by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is becoming so common, it’s starting to go unnoticed.

April 3, 2019

The EU needs a new approach to competition policy grounded not in the 20th century continental industrial economy but in the 21st century global innovation economy, Eline Chivot writes for CompLaw Blog.

February 5, 2019

As Eline Chivot and Daniel Castro write for Euronews, Europe will not win the global AI race by philosophizing on the sidelines. Instead, it needs to focus on putting in place the investment, skills, data, and regulations needed to outcompete China.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 20, 2019

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation in Brussels to discuss how the EU should modernize the eCommerce Directive so as to protect consumers without unnecessarily hindering innovation.

July 3, 2019

Countries competing to be leaders in the use of artificial intelligence face a common threat in the prospect that China could rise to dominate the field, which would put them at a disadvantage acro

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.