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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

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

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.

GeoTech Cues by Pari Esfandiari, PhD, Gregory F. Treverton, PhD

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

We can increase public participation in data and avoid surveillance states: Here is how

The world needs a collective effort to gather and share data to steer society and nations back to full operations, and to provide early indicators and warnings of future pandemics. Current methods for accessing data owned by public and private institutions and private citizens today are not able to guide COVID-19 recovery. The new data access frameworks in this initiative can succeed while strengthening societal welfare, prosperity, and peace around the world.

GeoTech Cues by David Bray, PhD

Civil Society Coronavirus
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Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Expert survey series: Supply chains and the effects of COVID-19, geopolitics, and technological innovation

For the fourth installment of the GeoTech Center’s expert survey series, we asked a range of business leaders and tech experts how COVID-19 has impacted their industry’s or enterprise’s supply chains. Significant shortages of personal protective equipment and tests have plagued hospitals, and many countries’ dependence on China quickly became evident in the initial rush to obtain supplies. Food supply chains have also been significantly disrupted--for instance, infection rates at meat packing plants are five-times greater than those in similar geographies.

GeoTech Cues by Andrea Little Limbago, PhD, Stewart Scott

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Dr. Peter Brooks is a senior researcher and national security analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and development center. For more than two decades, Dr. Brooks has contributed to the understanding of critical national security issues for a wide range of government agencies. His broad expertise includes intelligence analysis; advanced technologies and applications; joint force analyses, experimentation, strategy, and cost assessments.

Dr. Brooks’ recent work includes a four volume study delivered to Congress and other leaders that addressed the global spread of technology and scientific knowledge and the implications for national security.  He is widely published and a frequent speaker, including fifty technical reports and journal articles; contributing editor of corporate annual reports, and one-hundred invited presentations.