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.
Transatlantic Tech Policy Tracker
Appointing your friends’ kids to senior jobs is not the way to find crowd-pleasing digital services, as Vladimir Putin is discovering.
Huawei recently launched its Mate 60 Pro smartphone, demonstrating that China can produce cutting-edge hardware despite US export restrictions. Or does it?
Although the US and European Union have agreed to keep data flowing across the Atlantic, court cases loom.
Europe’s telephone operators repeated their demands this week that Google, Apple, and other Silicon Valley giants pay them a “fair share” to beam their data. But opposition is mounting.Read Now