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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