Data: A Force for Good

It’s critical that lawmakers recognize this—especially as they weigh federal data privacy legislation.

By Thomas J. Donohue (Advisor and Former Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce), U.S. Chamber of Commerce Topics, March 15, 2020

Many Americans, if asked how data impacts them personally, would likely point to the convenience of social media, email, and online sales. But the societal benefits of data are manifold—and growing by the day. Understanding how data fosters economic opportunity, innovation, and a better quality of life is necessary to inform smart policymaking on issues like data privacy and security.

To highlight the unexpected ways that data enriches our daily lives, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with PERC Solutions, published Data for Good: Promoting Safety, Health, and Inclusion. The report outlines five main areas where innovators are leveraging data-driven technologies to create a better world.

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