Anti-GMO activists have erected barriers to agricultural biotech innovation that could cost the poorest nations on earth up to $1.5 trillion through 2050.
To maximize the benefits of the Internet of Things, Europe needs a comprehensive strategy with public sector investment and a wider program to ensure there is no lag in the adoption, writes Paul MacDonnell in Europe’s World.
ITIF will host a discussion with FTC Commissioner Julie Brill on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EST, to explore this new agreement, weigh the reactions of privacy regulators on both sides, and delve into challenges still ahead for Europe and the U.S. to promote transatlantic data flows.
We commend U.S. and European negotiators for completing an agreement that avoids disrupting the transatlantic digital economy.
While we are encouraged by the progress made to date, we are disappointed that U.S. and European negotiators did not reach an agreement on a new Safe Harbor framework by the January 31 deadline.
To become the world’s innovation leader, it takes a culture and regulatory environment that embraces disruptive innovation—which Europe does not have—says Rob Atkinson in Europe’s World.
Europe needs to cash in on the data economy—and in a lot of ways, it already is, argues Paul MacDonnell in EurActiv.
Rob Atkinson writes for the German Marshall Fund that many of the European Commission’s proposals under the Digital Single Market seek to achieve one goal that will make it harder to achieve other goals.
The EU’s new data protection regulation is a missed opportunity to fix data transfers with the United States, writes Rob Atkinson in EurActiv.
ITIF offered recommendations to the European Commission for its transition to a single market for mobile communications.
The European Commission’s vision of a single EU-wide market for mobile communications holds tremendous promise if policymakers embrace bold reforms instead of half measures.
Regulators already have the ability to address clear cases of anticompetitive or anticonsumer behavior. Beyond that, the legitimate concerns of government are limited.
Gϋnther Oettinger's visit to the did little to dispel U.S. concerns about the Digital Single Market, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
The evolution of the political economy of innovation has differed between the United States and Europe, write Stephen Ezell and Philip Marxgut.
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation to staff from the International Trade Administration on the key elements of Europe’s Digital Single Market and General Data Protection Regulation proposals, discussing some of the competition, trade, and economic policy issues they raise.
The European Commission must embrace the concept of comparative advantage and encourage the use of information and communications technologies if it wishes to forge a successful Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement, writes Stephen Ezell in EurActiv.
France should try to find common ground with other countries and formalize consensus on universal rules that govern the Internet, says Alan McQuinn in Europolitics.
Lagging EU productivity growth is due in part to low ICT adoption.
No, America still isn’t falling behind Europe in broadband, despite what you may have heard.
This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in G8 countries.
Europe and America should combine forces to combat Chinese techno-mercantilism.
Michelle Wein analyzed the impact of T-TIP on regional economies.
The EU's HTTP Cookie Notification Policy is costing Europe $2.3 billion a year and needs to go.
ITIF co-hosted events in London and Brussels to assess the roots of the EU’s productivity and ICT adoption challenges.
The Policy Network and ITIF are holding a London conference on productivity and innovation-led growth.