Daniel Castro, Data Innovation

Daniel Castro

Data Innovation

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Daniel:

Book Talk on “The Equality Machine” with Orly Lobel – Center for

The Center for Data Innovation will host a conversation with Orly Lobel on her new book The Equality Machine. Lobel demonstrates how digital technology frequently has a comparative advantage over humans in detecting discrimination, correcting historical exclusions, subverting long-standing stereotyp → Read More

Why Congress should pass data privacy legislation in 2022

Patchwork of state privacy laws could impose costs on out-of-state businesses of $98 to $112 billion annually. → Read More

Trust Us, We Know Best: The Steady Rise of Privacy Paternalism

While privacy advocates may disagree with the choices many consumers make, that is not justification for overruling their decisions. As policymakers consider legislation to strengthen consumer privacy, they should go back to the basics of notice-and-choice. → Read More

Limiting Drones Based on Their Country of Origin Does Not Make Anyone Safer

Limiting technology deployment based solely on where it is manufactured is an ineffective security countermeasure—not just for drones, but for most technologies—because the country where a product is built has no direct bearing on whether it is secure. → Read More

Policymakers Should Make Room for Sidewalk Delivery Robots

The use of robots from companies like Starship Technologies for last-mile deliveries skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and legislators would do well to make them easier to deploy on city sidewalks. → Read More

Why the Biden Administration Should Respond to Australia’s Attack on the Freedom to Link

Forcing digital platforms to pay for news content they link to represents an attack on a fundamental principle on which the Internet was built. → Read More

How Other Countries Have Dealt With Intermediary Liability

As the United States debates potential reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, it is important to understand and evaluate the alternative approaches that other countries have taken to intermediary liability. → Read More

Fact-Checking the Critiques of Section 230: What Are the Real Problems?

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has become a key battleground in the larger debate over free speech and content moderation. There are legitimate and illegitimate critiques about it—but they don’t negate the law’s many benefits. → Read More

The Exceptions to Section 230: How Have the Courts Interpreted Section 230?

Courts have generally interpreted Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act broadly, but they have identified some limits for when the law does not provide immunity from liability. → Read More

End-to-End Verifiability Key to Future Election Security

With future elections likely to divide along stark partisan lines, and election security in question, end-to-end verifiability can let voters know that their ballots have been received and not tampered with. → Read More

Drone 'localization' policies will backfire

Policies restricting foreign-made drones serve no real purpose because the security of drones doesn’t depend on where they are made. → Read More

7 Ways to Make Remote Work Successful Beyond COVID-19

Work from home was at first a temporary pandemic solution, but as public and private organizations alike make remote work permanent, they’ll need to make adjustments to more than just where staff are located. → Read More

President-Elect Biden’s Agenda on Technology and Innovation Policy

The president-elect’s overall approach to technology and innovation policy appears to be formulated to engage the government as an active partner alongside industry in spurring innovation—but also as a tougher regulator of many tech industries and technologies. → Read More

No Matter Who Wins the Election, Social Media Will Lose

This week the seemingly interminable 2020 presidential campaign will (hopefully) be at an end. While it is too soon to predict whether Trump or Biden will prevail on November 3, it is almost certain that social media will be declared the undisputed loser.If Biden wins, the Republicans will likely allege unfair treatment on social media as a contributing factor in their loss. → Read More

No Matter Who Wins the Election, Social Media Will Lose (Opinion)

This week the seemingly interminable 2020 presidential campaign will (hopefully) be at an end. → Read More

No-Contact Government Means More than Just Online Services

From enabling digital paper forms and mobile payments to implementing facial recognition and delivery drones, touchless government services are the way forward in continuing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Shifting Safely to Online Learning Means Investing in Cyber

As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users. → Read More

COVID-19 Could Accelerate Government Adoption of AR, VR Tech

As the demands of remote government work extend from weeks to months, public-sector agencies must begin exploring tools like augmented and virtual reality for improved communication and collaboration. → Read More

Repeal California’s New Privacy Law, Another Big Burden on Struggling Businesses

California is racing towards imposing a sweeping new privacy law that would cost businesses billions and stands to be overruled in just a few years. → Read More

Building Digital Government That Can Withstand Surges

The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed many state unemployment insurance websites. While some fared better than others, all governments can take advantage of things like cloud technology to prepare for the next storm. → Read More