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September 26, 2018

The European Commission is pursuing major initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. AI provides attackers new cybersecurity vulnerabilities, but it is also a powerful tool for automating cyber defenses.

September 12, 2018

The lesson for EU policymakers is clear: do not get seduced by the idea that stringent privacy regulation is a shortcut for digital growth. Enacting even stricter data protection rules, such as the pending ePrivacy Regulation, will come with costs that will hurt not only the EU digital ecosystem but also EU digital consumers.

August 16, 2018

EU policymakers created the GDPR to protect an individual’s right to privacy—a right that they see worth protecting at any cost. However, its creators did nothing to prevent these costs from being levied on non-Europeans. Policymakers around the world should step in to ensure that if Europe wants privacy, it must pay its own bill.

July 26, 2018

The Internet economy requires new rules in some cases. But these rules need to be carefully considered. Where changes are needed, policymakers need to ensure that they do not impair the tremendous innovation and value that the Internet has enabled writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.

July 5, 2018

The European Commission should be wary of meddling with the mobile market. The wrong choice would hurt competition, diminish quality and security, and leave consumers worse off writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.

July 2, 2018

Only a third of online news published in France is original content, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

July 2, 2018

Article 13 of the proposed EU Copyright Directive is a reasonable proposal that protects intellectual property, preserves consumer interests, and fosters the European digital economy, and the European Parliament should proceed with this reform writes Daniel Castro and Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.

June 27, 2018

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a conversation about data sharing in Europe and the steps policymakers can take to make more data available and reusable in Europe.

June 15, 2018

In order to fully capture the benefits of the emerging production revolution, EU policy makers and the European public must embrace, rather than slow down, the emergence or artificial intelligence and the transformation of most EU industries.

June 11, 2018

Boosting transatlantic cooperation on ICT policy would allow Canada, the EU, and the United States to address global ICT challenges and support their domestic economies by raising productivity.

June 5, 2018

Please join ITIF and a panel of experts from Austria, the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom as they discuss how their countries are approaching innovation policy and regulation.

May 29, 2018

Based on prior experience, the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation will likely result in revenue decreases across online services firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

May 25, 2018

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.

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 14, 2018

South European countries increased productivity much slower than Germany due to a lack of IT management know-how, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

April 30, 2018

As the Center for Data Innovation’s Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union should not make drastic changes to a proposed regulation to compel online platforms to publish their policies on third-party sellers and to apply those policies consistently.

April 25, 2018

A series of essays from more than 50 policy experts around the world sheds light on the power of technology and the future of work across Europe and beyond.

April 25, 2018

BEREC should reevaluate its net neutrality guidelines to ensure the continued functioning of the Internet ecosystem as an engine of innovation.

April 25, 2018

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a series of conversations about rethinking rights and responsibilities in the data society and how policymakers can enable responsible data sharing to improve the economy and quality of life.

April 16, 2018

The average Swedish startup that survives into the sixth year of doing business creates less than one new job, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

April 12, 2018

Europe’s economic challenge is multifaceted, but as ITIF President Rob Atkinson writes for The Telegraph, one simple step all European governments can take to improve economic performance would be to stop favoring small firms.

April 2, 2018

ICT-intensive firms in Europe suffered no productivity slowdown during the Great Recession while their counterparts that invested less in ICT did, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

March 29, 2018

Platforms should remove indisputably illegal content. But as the Center for Data Innovation’s Nick Wallace writes for EUobserver, forcing platforms to remove less obviously illegal content would threaten lawful free speech.

March 27, 2018

Please join the Center for Data Innovation for an overview of a new report outlining how the GDPR will impact the development and use of AI, and a panel discussion about what Europe should do to support increased AI development and adoption.

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