Susan Ariel Aaronson


Data is dangerous: comparing the risks that the United States, Canada and Germany see in data troves

From posting photos and videos, to tracking physical activity, apps can do almost anything, but while they may seem like harmless fun, they may also pose a threat to personal data and national security. This paper compares the different responses of the United States, Canada...

A plurilateral “single data area” is the solution to Canada’s data trilemma

Canada, like many other countries, wants to be a leader in the digital economy — an economy built on data-driven services and manufacturing. The challenge for Canada is to provide a high-trust data environment, while ensuring that data can easily flow across borders.

Data is a development issue

This paper uses a wide range of metrics to show that most developing and middle-income countries are not ready or able to provide an environment where their citizens’ personal data is protected and where public data is open and readily accessible.

Data is different: why the world needs a new approach to governing cross-border data flows

This paper begins with an overview and then describes how trade in data is different from trade in goods or services. It then examines analogies used to describe data as an input, which can help us understand how data could be regulated.