CEPA

Digital Innovation Initiative

Ensuring a Democratic Digital Domain

About the Program

Technology is the epicenter of geopolitics. The race to dominate in technological innovation goes far beyond market competition – more importantly, it is normative competition between authoritarian and democratic visions. Technology is ideology. To keep their competitive edge, democracies must develop a shared strategic approach that reflects values of openness, drives innovation, and establishes a legal framework for digital governance. The transatlantic alliance should be the driver of such a 21st-century democratic digital agenda.

CEPA’s new Digital Innovation Initiative (DII) explores trends in tech-policy in Europe and the United States to advocate for transatlantic unity on digital regulation. Bringing together governments, companies, and expertise, DII works to ensure that democracies maintain the competitive edge on tech innovation.

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From emerging technologies and Internet freedom to data and privacy, the Digital Innovation Initiative gathers thought leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to cover the pressing issues of today.
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Meet the Digital Innovation Team

Fiona Alexander

Senior Fellow
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Janna Brancolini

Fellow
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Lucinda Creighton

Senior Fellow
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Christopher Cytera

Senior Fellow
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Lauri Kivinen

Senior Fellow
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Merle Maigre

Senior Fellow
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Alina Polyakova

President & CEO
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Joanna Smolinska

Fellow
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Alexander Wirth

Program Officer, Digital Innovation Initiative
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Related Issues

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Technology and Innovation

Allies and partners must work together to build a democratic digital domain.

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Democracy

Democratic values and principles are the foundation of the transatlantic alliance.

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