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 >>

Global Markets

Eight Ways the TTIP Can Be a Global Blueprint for Digital Trade

There are a number of reasons the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) holds the potential to be a significant agreement. Not least of these is the fact that the United States and European Union together account for half the world’s output and a third of all trade. But when all is said and done, … 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 >>

Cloud Computing, Data

Thoughtful Solutions to Modernize the EU Privacy Framework in the Cloud Era

There are encouraging signs momentum is building in the debate about reforming the EU’s Data Protection Regulation. In the past few weeks, while the European Council and Parliament have continued scrutinizing a proposal put forward earlier this year by the European Commission, stakeholders have been carrying on a robust public discourse about how best to … Read More >>