The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued a White Paper recently, Data for Good and the Need for a National Strategy. Authored by Dr. Michael A. Turner, Patrick D. Walker, Kazumi C. Moore, of PERC, the paper “calls for a national data strategy” that includes a national data privacy law that, among other things, eliminates the “patchwork of state laws” and recognizes long-standing federal privacy laws, like FCRA and GLBA. The paper, done under the auspices of the Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC), calls for national “commonsense regulatory approaches [to AI oversight], invest[ment] in AI research and development and open government data, and lead[ership] in the creation of AI standards.” Following these standards will help “ensure the responsible development and deployment of AI applications and position the U.S. as a global AI leader…” Last, the paper encourages government modernization of federal computer systems.
Eric J. Ellman is Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) in Washington, DC. He also served for eight months as Interim President and CEO of the Association. More