The GDPR imposes such tight restrictions on the use of personal data that the EU will be unable to keep up with the rest of the world using AI to streamline their economies, Nick Wallace writes for Euractiv.
Blogs & Op-eds
May 24, 2018
Opponents of facial recognition technology are not arguing for “the right protections” to be put into place. Nor are they trying to have a conversation about what rules or norms should govern its use. Instead, they are demonizing it and trying to stop a company from selling it.
May 24, 2018
Organizations are scrambling to comply with the GDPR, sending out alerts to shield themselves from liability even though in many cases it’s not necessary. This is emblematic of a core problem: It is a confusing and impractical set of rules to comply with, and it offers consumers little to no benefit.
May 23, 2018
As Daniel Castro and Michael McLaughlin write for Fortune, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will harm not only the organizations that must comply with it, but consumers—the very people the new rules are intended to help.
May 22, 2018
Major improvements in energy technology are essential to meet the global challenge of climate change.
May 21, 2018
New economic research show that from 1997 to 2013, productivity dispersion has widened across tech start-ups, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 16, 2018
The current music licensing system is labyrinthine, often failing to pay artists and publishers fair rates for all their works while also limiting how the digital media platforms that license this music can innovate. Congress is trying to fix that.
May 14, 2018
Fact of the Week: Lack of IT Management Know-How Accounted for up to 67 Percent of the Divergence in Productivity Gains Between Germany and Southern European Countries between 1995 and 2008
South European countries increased productivity much slower than Germany due to a lack of IT management know-how, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 7, 2018
Fact of the Week: The San Jose, California Metro area Raised its Patent-to-Population Ratio by 131 Percent in the 1990s
The San Jose, California metro area raised its patent-to-population ratio by 84 percent from 1980 to 1990, and another 131 percent from 1990 to 2000, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 7, 2018
Any effective U.S. life-sciences innovation policy needs to level the global playing field by taking more forceful action to address unfair trade practices, Joe Kennedy writes for Stat News.