In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro writes that the United States should avoid repeating the GDPR's mistakes and instead strive to create a national privacy framework that streamlines regulation, pre-empts state laws, establishes basic consumer data rights and minimizes the impact on innovation.
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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 29, 2019
Following a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 meetings in Tokyo, President Trump stated that he had agreed to lift the “deemed export” ban on Huawei.
June 26, 2019
It was my great pleasure in late May to welcome an interdisciplinary group of 18 early career researchers of energy innovation policy and management for a week of intensive discussion with one anot
June 24, 2019
Fact of the Week: Property Tax Revenue in the Tanzanian City of Arusha has Grown 23 Percent Faster Than Other Local Taxes Since the Introduction of an ICT-based Collection System
Property taxes are very data intensive, requiring extensive records and analysis to accurately assess property values and levy taxes accordingly. This makes property taxes particularly difficult to apply in developing countries, especially because property taxes tend to be implemented by local governments.
June 21, 2019
As Rob Atkinson and Pradeep Mehta write for the Economic Times, India and the United States are naturally placed to develop a shared global vision for digital economy.
June 21, 2019
While there is a lot of misinformation circling about the Libra system, the goals of an open, general-purpose financial system are admirable. Policymakers should support these systems, whether they are facilitated by tech companies like Facebook, cryptocurrency businesses, banks, or any other organization.
June 17, 2019
Fact of the Week: The Share of International Students Studying in the Top 25 OECD Countries Dropped From 88 Percent in 1999 to 67 Percent in 2015
Student mobility has increased dramatically in recent years with 4.1 million students studying internationally in 2015, more than triple the 1.3 million international students in 1999. New research shows that these students are now far less concentrated in developed nations.
June 17, 2019
As David Hart writes for InsideSources, any serious climate plan should leverage American strengths to enable global action, cover all sectors that produce emission, embrace a broad and growing portfolio of potential solutions, and be built to last.
June 14, 2019
The Indian Government has lagged in approving safe biotech improved crops for years while farmers around the world have been reaping the rewards. Indian farmers are "not gonna take it anymore..."