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May 7, 2024

Technology Fears and Scapegoats: 40 Myths about Privacy, Jobs, AI, and Today’s Innovation Economy

Technologies and tech companies are accused of creating a myriad of societal problems. Technology Fears and Scapegoats exposes them as mostly myths, falsehoods, and exaggerations. It issues a clarion call to restore the West’s faith in technological progress.

April 8, 2024

Analysis of Weakening or Repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has played a significant role in the development of the Internet. Proposed changes to weaken or repeal it would have a significant economic impact on online services, business users, and consumers.

March 5, 2024

U.S.-ROK Data Policy: Challenges and Opportunities

Contributing to a special report from the National Bureau of Asian Research, Nigel Cory and Nohyoung Park examine U.S. and South Korean approaches to data policy, including the barriers that arise from policy differences and the efforts made to find common ground and maximize cooperation.

February 23, 2024

Overcoming Obstacles to Gene-Edited Solutions to Climate Challenges

Gene editing and genetic modification hold enormous potential to deliver solutions to multiple climate change challenges. The most important rate-limiting obstacles impeding their development and deployment are not technical, but rather counterproductive policies and regulations. These are driven in part by the mistaken apprehension of widespread public opposition. These obstacles are described and solutions to overcoming them are presented.

February 23, 2024

Innovations Like These Will Help Solve the Climate Crisis: Introduction to “Synthetic Biology and Greenhouse Gases”

The landscape is rich with opportunities for gene-editing solutions to address many of the challenges of climate change. But which should be pursued first, and how can they best be galvanized?

September 6, 2023

The Future of Work in Federal Government Requires Telework

Though not without its challenges, telework improves employee morale and aligns with worker preference, supports adaptability in service delivery, contributes to productivity, and helps recruit and retain critical talent.

December 15, 2022

Corporate Views on U.S. International Tech Competition

Crafting and implementing well-funded U.S. government policies that advance U.S. international competitiveness, especially in technology-driven industries and in relationship to China, requires a modicum of corporate political support or, at minimum, limited opposition.

July 13, 2022

Digital France: Rise and Fall

Attempts to achieve grandeur lead French politicians to flirt with decadence—and to revive the Gaullist tradition of alleged neutrality between, on the one hand, the United States, and on the other hand its main rival—yesterday, the Soviet Union, and today, China.

March 14, 2022

Trade in Knowledge and Cross-Border Data Flows: A Look at Emerging Digital Regulatory Issues

The ever-growing gap between technological innovation and domestic and international policy frameworks shows many policymakers are struggling to adapt rules and norms to the digital economy, which detracts from its potential benefits.

March 1, 2022

Writing the Rules: Redefining Norms of Global Digital Governance

This chapter examines China’s increasingly assertive efforts to influence international data governance, especially cross-border data flows, and promote its concept of “cyber sovereignty,” while also analyzing its restrictive approach to domestic data governance as the basis for its international advocacy efforts.

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