Roslyn Layton

Dr. Roslyn Layton

Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Roslyn Layton is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on evidence-based policy for information, communications, and digital technology industries. Using empirical methods, she assesses regulations and policies for digitally connected domains such as mobile wireless, telecom, cable, internet, online advertising, e-government, media, software, financial technology (fintech), and telehealth, among others. Dr. Layton is also a visiting researcher at Aalborg University Center for Communication, Media, and Information Technologies and a vice president at Strand Consult, both in Denmark.

Dr. Layton served on the 2016–17 Federal Communications Commission Presidential Transition Team. She has worked on the adoption of technology by emerging countries, produced independent research on the mobile technology industry, and studied issues such as information technology, telehealth care, and fintech for a variety of firms. She has worked in Europe, India, and the United States.

Her studies and reports include “How Title II harms consumers and innovators” (AEI, 2017) and “Beyond Net Neutrality: Policies for leadership in the information, computing, and network industries” (AEI, 2016). In the popular press, she has been published in The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and Forbes, among others.

Dr. Layton has a Ph.D. in business economics from Aalborg University, an M.B.A. from the Rotterdam School of Management, and a B.A. in international service from American University.

The GDPR: What It Really Does and How the U.S. Can Chart a Better Course

The GDPR: What It Really Does and How the U.S. Can Chart a Better Course

Federalist Society Review, Volume 19

Note from the Editor:  This article discusses the European Union’s new General Data Protection Rule...

The GDPR and the Future of Internet Privacy

The GDPR and the Future of Internet Privacy

Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group and Regulatory Transparency Project Teleforum

Within 7 hours of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, Austrian privacy activist...