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January 27, 2023

US-EU Data Sharing Partnership for AI Is a Welcome Step Forward, Says Center for Data Innovation

Stronger transatlantic R&D partnerships are necessary to provide a counterweight to China’s ambitions with AI. However, both sides remain reluctant to allow their data to leave their borders despite recently announcing a new European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. To ensure maximum benefit from future datasets for training machine learning algorithms, both sides should work toward creating a data-sharing framework that allows data to flow across borders.

January 25, 2023

Indian Government’s Use of Copyright Infringement Claims as a Form of Censorship is Harmful, Says ITIF

Copyright does not give governments censorship rights. Copyright exists to enable expression. It provides rightsholders with assurances and controls over their works, and rightsholders alone can enforce their copyrights.

January 23, 2023

China Is Overtaking the United States in Innovation Capacity, New ITIF Report Finds

ITIF’s study concludes that China’s innovation and advanced-industry output in 2020 was 139 percent of the equivalent output in the United States, up from 78 percent in 2010. On a proportional basis (accounting for the size of its economy, population, and other factors), China’s innovation output in 2020 was 75 percent of the U.S. equivalent, up from 58 percent in 2010.

January 18, 2023

Corporate Mergers Decrease Business Lobbying, New Report Finds, While Spinoffs Increase Lobbying

ITIF analyzed data on lobbying expenditures, firm revenues, and mergers, and found that large firms lobby proportionally less than small firms, that mergers reduce lobbying expenditures, and that corporate spinoffs increase lobbying.

January 17, 2023

Citing 15 AR/VR Safety Threats, New Report Recommends Policy Solutions to Protect Users Without Stifling Innovation

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) comes with a new set of safety concerns that require careful attention from policymakers.

January 9, 2023

New Report Presents 12-Point Plan for Adopting Police Technologies to Improve Law Enforcement

ITIF proposes a 12-point plan for the Department of Justice (DOJ), state lawmakers, and local police departments to accelerate testing and deployment of police technologies to maximize their benefits for public safety while minimizing their risks.

December 13, 2022

Banning TikTok Is the Wrong Way to Address National Security Concerns, Says Center for Data Innovation

Yes, the Chinese government’s potential interference is a real threat. But restricting TikTok in the United States would have little impact on national security or American online privacy and safety.

December 13, 2022

Successful Fusion Demonstration Is a “Big Deal” That Shows the Value of Government Support for Innovation, Says ITIF

ITIF applauds the scientists and engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for their achievement of the first nuclear fusion reaction that resulted in a net energy gain.

December 12, 2022

Vietnam Will Lose 9 Percent of Its Trade Potential Due to Restrictive Data Policies; ITIF Also Projects Losses for Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Pakistan

All five economies are projected to incur significantly higher import prices, which will raise the cost of doing business and reduce trade. ITIF warns that policymakers need to shift course, or they will risk undermining their respective economies in the global race for digital development.

December 12, 2022

With Gift Card Scams on the Rise, New Report Urges Reforms

To better protect consumers from gift card fraud, the Center for Data Innovation calls on Congress and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to encourage better security and liability protections for gift cards, increase public awareness of gift card scams, and improve data collection on incidents of gift card fraud for law enforcement agencies.

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