Data, Global Markets

Restoring Confidence in the Digital Economy

How do we restore trust and confidence in the underpinnings of the digital economy in the wake of unsettling disclosures about international surveillance practices? That question is top of mind for policymakers in the US and European Union as they ponder the possibility of a grand, new transatlantic trade and investment partnership. As I noted … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data, Global Markets

Transatlantic Data Flows: Shift the Focus to How—Not If

It comes as no surprise that conversations about data protection are dominating capitals around the world. Unfortunately, those conversations are being twisted in a way that confuses the issues at hand and threatens policies like the EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement that help deliver the benefits at the core of the digital economy. This situation is … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data

Competing Visions for Europe’s Cloud

A quiet battle of wills has broken out among European policymakers who are pushing competing visions for how to capitalize on the most significant wave of innovation now underway in information technology: cloud computing.  All agree that by creating a new, more efficient architecture for computing, the cloud offers vast economic benefits. It lets enterprises … Read More >>

Data

The Business Case for Balanced Data Privacy Regulation

Activities are taking place around the world today to commemorate Data Privacy Day as industry, policymakers, and other stakeholders promote their collective responsibilities with regard to data privacy and information security. The Boston Consulting Group projects the Internet economy will reach $4.2 trillion in G-20 markets by 2016, with the Internet contributing up to 8 … Read More >>