Amidst growing competition in technology, the window for the transatlantic community to align on a shared vision for a democratic digital domain is closing.
Amidst growing competition in technology innovation, the window for the transatlantic community to align on a shared vision for a democratic and open digital domain is closing. In the EU, policymakers seek to transform the digital economy through major legislation on competition, content moderation, and technology policy. The United States – headquarters to many of the world’s largest tech companies – has struggled to lead global technology policy while grappling with a host of domestic political challenges. China has spent 2021 reining in its own rapidly growing technology industry and now seeks to exact closer control of global technology standards, while in the wake of Russia’s invasion, digital platforms have established stronger guidelines that Moscow has decided to reject. What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for the next era of transatlantic tech policy cooperation?
The EU and the US face a crossroads on digital cooperation. To highlight the critical importance of closer transatlantic collaboration, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) has launched Bandwidth, a digital content stream bridging the transatlantic debate on technology policy with new perspectives, new voices, and new ideas.