Issues relating to the digital economy.

The Possibilities of Data to be Explored on Data Innovation Day

The Center for Data Innovation will host a day-long policy conference in Washington, DC in honor of Data Innovation Day, January 23.

Warren Buffett Uses Open Government Data

The Data Innovation Day Washington Policy Conference featured a review of the Open Data 500, a list of companies powered by open government data including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Comments to the FTC on the Internet of Things

January 3, 2014
| Testimony and Filings

In these comments filed with the FTC, the Center for Data Innovation argues that there is an enormous potential for the devices that make up the Internet of Things to address many important real-world problems, including how we manage health care, use energy, and protect the environment.  Many of these technologies, and their respective benefits, are already being realized, but policy makers have the potential to make or break the Internet of Things. Most importantly, the full potential of the Internet of Things will not be realized unless policy makers embrace a flexible and modern regulatory regime that fosters data-driven innovation. Specifically, policymakers should work to lead by example in the adoption of new technologies, reduce barriers to data sharing, give consumers access to their data, avoid inundating consumers with notices, and regulate the use, rather than the collection, of data. 

Center for Data Innovation Sponsors Second Annual Data Innovation Day

A Decade After CAN-SPAM

December 16, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
610 A

A decade ago Congress passed the CAN-SPAM Act, the first piece of federal legislation to try to tackle the problem of unsolicited email. In addition to costing businesses and consumers billions of dollars annually, spam is a common attack vector for cybersecurity threats like malware and phishing attacks. Read more »

Internet of Things Meets Holiday Wish Lists

December 4, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

For years, the Internet of Things was a future engineers could only dream about, but the technology is fast becoming a reality, with huge ramifications for the economy and society.

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