France's attempt to force Google to expand the country's “right to be forgotten” rules to all users worldwide would interfere with other nations' sovereignty, write Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro in Computerworld.
Between 2004 and 2012, employment in Spanish firms that released novel products into the market grew 1.5 percentage points faster than firms not engaged in product innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
French manufacturing firms located in more densely populated areas are 6.5 percent more productive than those located in less densely populated areas, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
A new paper from the Center for European Economic Research finds that innovation leads to more jobs, not fewer, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
If German firms more provided its workers mobile Internet access, they could increase productivity by 15 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on the strategies countries are using to support the Internet of Things, the early European successes with this technology, and the opportunities for policymakers in the EU and member states to support the development and deployment of smart technologies.
Businesses in the European Union lag U.S. businesses not just in the amount they invest in R&D, but also in their capabilities to transform these investments into productivity gains, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Stephen Ezell presented on the impact of digitialization and robotitization at the OECD’s "The Next Production Revolution" conference in Stockholm, Sweden on November 18, 2016.
Google today responded to concerns that EU antitrust regulators lodged in April about the company's businesses practices related to the Android mobile operating system. None of the concerns are valid, says Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
From 1997 to 2001, about 45 percent of Norwegian non-oil manufacturing growth can be explained by reallocation effects--when more-productive firms progressively gain larger shares of the market at the expense of less-productive ones, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
In a presentation to European Parliament, Rob Atkinson explained that Europe and the U.S. both invent at the same rate, but the major difference between their tech ecosystems is that the U.S. innovates more and scales faster.
The EU should allow everyone to take advantage of more efficient and effective data-driven research methods, writes Nick Wallace in EU Observer.
Europe faces some daunting challenges—an aging population, sluggish growth, an influx of migrants and refugees—yet in the age of data-driven innovation, it also has powerful new tools to help address them, writes Nick Wallace in EurActiv.
Data-driven innovations can help tackle pressing social challenges in Europe if policymakers break down regulatory barriers and devote more resources to bridge digital inequalities, according to a new report from ITIF's Center for Data Innovation.
Data-driven innovations have the power to address some of the most pressing social challenges in Europe by better informing policy and program design, improving service delivery, and spurring social innovations.
The European Commission should repeal its "cookies law” because it’s expensive for online businesses and a burden for Internet users, write Alan McQuinn and Daniel Castro in EurActiv.
A high-standard Trade in Services Agreement can update the rules governing services trade for the digital age, and in doing so, provide economy-wide improvements in productivity and innovation.
Timely access to information is crucial for informed decisionmaking, but official government statistics are often months or years old by the time they are published. In addition, government statistics can be expensive to produce, burdensome on respondents, and sometimes even inaccurate or imprecise—all factors which limit their usefulness to policymakers, businesses, and others. To address this problem, some researchers are experimenting with using alternative data sources to complement or replace traditional government statistics.
In light of Panama Papers, Europe has a long way to go before corporate data is truly accessible to the public and should follow the UK's lead, writes Daniel Castro in EurActiv.
As the digital economy enters a new phase, Europe is well-positioned to establish itself as a world leader, if it can avoid succumbing to protectionist urges, writes Joshua New in InformationAge.
European Commission Vice President Andrus Ansip’s visit to Boston this week highlights that what Europe does with its digital single market is likely to have considerable impact on U.S. technology companies, writes Rob Atkinson in Huffington Post.
To unlock the potential of the data its governments are sitting on, Europe should agree on a European Open Data Charter modeled on the G8 Open Data Charter, writes Paul MacDonnell in EurActiv.
In Europe’s capital cities and in Brussels, policymakers have not yet fully embraced data-driven innovation as a core driver of economic and social progress.
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation at the inaugural event for its Brussels office where it will host a thoughtful discussion about the future of data policy in Europe, including opportunities to build and expand on successes to increase the use of data throughout the public and private sector.
While fears about data generate the most headlines, the biggest impact for consumers will come from its array of benefits, writes Paul MacDonnell in TechCrunch.