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.
Publications: Eline Chivot
June 15, 2020
May 4, 2020
Editor's Note: A version of this article was published by French media outlet
April 29, 2020
Response to European Commission Consultation on Transfers of Personal Data to Third Countries and Cooperation Between Data Protection Authorities
ITIF submitted comments to the European Commission as part of its two-year review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the issue of international transfer of personal data to third countries, and the cooperation and consistency mechanism between national data protection authorities.
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.