The United States is home to Silicon Valley and world-changing tech companies such as Google. The Trump administration should be building bridges, and not walls, to help the rest of the world understand the new and fast-changing data-driven economy. Photo: AP
Susan Ariel Aaronson
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Susan Ariel Aaronson

Is the US building a wall or a bridge to a data-driven economy? It’s time America rejoined the conversation on digital governance and rights

  • Past American presidents from Bush to Clinton and Obama sought to advance and lead the understanding and governance of emerging technology. Trump has, however, abandoned this approach in favour of protectionism

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The United States is home to Silicon Valley and world-changing tech companies such as Google. The Trump administration should be building bridges, and not walls, to help the rest of the world understand the new and fast-changing data-driven economy. Photo: AP
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Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a professor at George Washington University and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She directs a global project on norms and barriers to cross-border data flows