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Sep 15, 2020

Why data governance matters: Use, trade, intellectual property, and diplomacy

By Pari Esfandiari, PhD, Gregory F. Treverton, PhD

Global data and internet governance represents a scattered, multi-stakeholder, bottom-up, and driven by loose coordination among various players. Data governance can be thought of as incorporating a triangle of individuals and their privacy, nation-states and their interests, and the private sector and its profits. Its current status and prospects might be thought of along several lines of activity, which are interrelated but, for the sake of clarity and with some danger of oversimplification, are discussed in the following different sections: privacy and data use; regulating to police content; using antitrust to dilute data monopolies; self-regulation and digital trade; intellectual property rights; and digital diplomacy.

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GeoTech Cues

Aug 13, 2020

The geopolitics of Russia’s vaccine claim

By Claire Branley, Esther Dyson

President Vladimir Putin announced on August 11 that a coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Moscow had been granted regulatory approval. The claim however has geopolitical ramifications.

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GeoTech Cues

May 11, 2020

We can get through this COVID-19 pandemic together: Here is how

By David Bray

Here at the Atlantic Council, we recognize that working to benefit people, prosperity, and peace for all globally requires committed public servants. A year ago in 2019, Dr. Greg Treverton and Dr. Molly Jahn, as well as (the would be future GeoTech Center Director) Dr. David Bray, and other authors released the result of a year-long study that analyzed the impact of numerous long-term trends in the United States' government workforce over a period of two decades.

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Gregory F. Treverton stepped down as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in January 2017, is a senior adviser with the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and a professor of the practice of international relations at the University of Southern California. Earlier, Treverton directed the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security and before that its Intelligence Policy Center as well as its International Security and Defense Policy Center. He was associate dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and served in government for the first Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Treverton has taught at Harvard and Columbia University, in addition to RAND, has been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Policy as well as a PhD in economics and politics from Harvard.