ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy explaining that data portability maximizes the utility of data by allowing data collected by one service to be reused in another, thereby enabling the development of valuable third-party services. In addition, data portability fosters competition by reducing switching costs and avoiding vendor lock-in.
Testimonies & Filings
November 23, 2016
November 21, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the NHTSA on it's proposed “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” which is intended to advance the development of autonomous vehicles.
October 11, 2016
ITIF applauds the intention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule on international entrepreneurs, but as currently written, the rule could be applied to individuals and companies that would have negligible impact on U.S. job growth, innovation, and productivity.
October 11, 2016
In comments filed with NTIA and NSF, Doug Brake described the opportunities for a national broadband research agenda.
September 20, 2016
The European Food Safety Authority’s proposed guidance document on food allergenicity suggest burdensome analyses to produce information regulators cannot use to improve food safety beyond the level that comes from much simpler and less costly approaches currently available and widely used.
August 22, 2016
Comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Proposal to Collect Social Media Account Information for Travelers Entering the United States
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation filed comments suggesting the agency evaluate the effectiveness of collecting social media information before using it in practice.
August 10, 2016
The CFPB should allow consumers to choose whether they want to receive privacy policies and promote electronic notices.
July 29, 2016
ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation details a variety of challenges and opportunities around public and private sector data collection, sharing, and use.
July 22, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy outlining some of the most significant benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence.
July 13, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement represents the best opportunity to establish high-standard rules that will permit digital trade—the lifeblood of the modern global economy—to flourish to the maximum extent possible.