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What we do

Today, researchers and firms use insights gleaned from analysis of large data sets to create new goods and services (a data-driven economy). Society will need to develop new rules to govern the use of that data. But given different national norms regarding data and the rapid pace of data-driven technological development, it will not be easy to find common ground on domestically and internationally accepted policies. The Hub works to help stakeholders and policymakers understand digital trade and data governance issues.

Specifically, the Hub will:

  • Build an understanding of data governance and trade issues in the US and abroad with dialogue, education, and evidence-based research,
  • Serve as a resource for the public and press on news and research related to digital trade and data governance issues around the world,
  • Conduct evidence-based research to inform outreach and training, and  
  • Connect stakeholders to experts on the data-driven economy and data governance.

Hub Offerings:

  • Tailored seminars, briefings, lectures, and panels for policymakers and members of the press, at their request,
  • Lectures, panels, conferences, and events provided for free to the public,
  • Free online resources about data governance and digital trade at our web site,
  • Digital Scholars Network (a directory of experts in data governance issues), and
  • Evidence-based research related to digital trade and data governance by researchers in the US and around the world.

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