Data Innovation

FTC Recommends Limits on Data Collection via Internet of Things

Wall Street Journal
In calling for companies to reduce their use of data, the FTC misses the point that data is the driving force behind innovation,” says Daniel Castro.

The Internet of Things Is Getting a Rule Book

Slate
The FTC privacy report featured three pages on the benefits of the IoT and nine pages on the risks, that is a little lopsided, says Daniel Castro.

FTC Calls on IoT Vendors to Protect Privacy

IDG News Service
The FTC’s call for broad-based privacy legislation is an attempt to “shoehorn old ideas” onto a new technology.

FTC’s Internet of Things Report Misses the Mark

Data Innovation Day 2015

January 22, 2015 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Virtual Event

Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation in celebrating the third annual Data Innovation Day. The purpose of Data Innovation Day is to raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities that have come from the data revolution. Read more »

Data Innovation Day 2015

January 22, 2015
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted the third annual Data Innovation Day via online conference.

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted the third annual Data Innovation Day via online conference. The purpose of Data Innovation Day is to raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities that have come from the data revolution. Participants around the world participated in an online video discussion about the economic and social opportunities made possible by data-driven innovation. 

The Data Gap

Governing
As data-driven services and programs have grown, so has the data disparity between the rich and the poor.

Ensuring Fairness in the Age of the Algorithm

January 20, 2015
| Blogs & Op-eds

Disparate impact analysis is making it easier to prove discrimination by allowing the courts to find landlords, lenders, employers, and others liable for discrimination if data analysis can show that these defendants adopted policies with harmful effects on protected classes even if intent cannot be proven. However, an upcoming Supreme Court case has called this technique into question and will decide whether disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act. This provides a useful reminder of the importance of this valuable tool in the fight against discrimination and offers an opportunity to reflect on how it might be strengthened and improved.

Cities: The Eighth Wonder of the World

Government Technology
The new marvels of the world will be the metropolitan regions that utilize the Internet of Everything to create a more responsive community.

Critics Fear Big Data in Alternative History

January 15, 2015
| Blogs & Op-eds

The ongoing fears surrounding big data are often based on faulty assumptions, stress potential future harm instead of actual issues that have occurred and fail to properly take into account the positive societal impacts the technology produces. 

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