Below we will post important news we find on data governance and digital trade issues.

Federal Request for Information on Federal Data and Models to Improve the Nation’s AI R&D

The Office of Management and Budget is inviting the public to identify needs for additional access to, or improvements in the quality of, Federal data and models that would improve the Nation’s artificial intelligence research and development and testing efforts. This request for information is directed from the Executive order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence (Section 5.a.i).

The Request asks respondents for input on what federal data and models they are seeking, what barriers they face in accessing these data and models, what data ownership, intellectual property, or data sharing considerations should be included in federally-funded agreements, as well as other questions. Responses are due August 9, 2019.

Technology: how the US, EU and China compete to set industry standards

By Alan Beattie

Wednesday 24 July 2019

This article from the Financial Times discusses how the European Union uses the “Brussels Effect” where European regulations are adopted around the world helping them shape the global digital economy. In contract China has made efforts to set global standards at the ITU and IEEE to influence the global digital economy.