The Atlantic Council established the Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative (TDMI) in 2015 with the goal of fostering greater US-EU understanding and cooperation on digital matters. The Initiative promotes collaboration of US and EU policy perspectives on digital issues and convenes leaders from both sides of the Atlantic working in this space.

The Initiative facilitates greater US-EU dialogue on today’s most crucial transatlantic digital affairs through written reports, public convenings with US and European officials and leading experts, and unique simulations designed to introduce national security experts to the importance—and challenges—of digitalization.

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The Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative regularly hosts high-level officials working on digital policy from both the US and EU for organized off-the-record sessions and public events.

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In the News

Aug 9, 2022

Propp in Lawfare: Has the Time for an EU-US Agreement on E-Evidence Come and Gone?

Europe Center nonresident senior fellow Kenneth Propp discusses the state of transatlantic cooperation on sharing electronic evidence, a critical component of law enforcement investigations. Over the years, Europe and the United States have managed—despite occasional well-publicized difficulties—to build a well-functioning international law framework for law enforcement and security information exchange that respects individual privacy rights. […]

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In the News

Mar 15, 2022

Burwell in the National Interest: Rethinking the US-EU Trade and Technology Council After Ukraine

Europe Center distinguished fellow Frances G. Burwell details how the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) must adapt following the Russian invasion of Ukraine with seven actions the TTC should take to ensure a cohesive transatlantic response to Russia’s aggression. In light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is time for the TTC to become […]

Digital Policy Economy & Business

In the News

Mar 5, 2022

Propp in Lawfare: Cultivating Europe’s Data Garden

Europe Center nonresident senior fellow Kenneth Propp explores the EU’s digital legislative initiatives on the horizon: the Data Act and the Digital Governance Act. The immediate consequence, as the Data Act begins to wind through the legislative labyrinth, could be a foreign concern that the EU’s bid for greater autonomy in the data economy is […]

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Jan 21, 2022

Burwell, Propp, and Skroejer in the National Interest: Will Europe Become a True Digital Power?

Distinguished fellow Frances G. Burwell, nonresident senior fellow Kenneth Propp, and nonresident senior fellow Morten Skroejer examine the year ahead for the European Union’s digital policies, including the future of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council, EU rules like the Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act, and the uncertain way forward with transatlantic data […]

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Dec 20, 2021

Propp in Lawfare: Towards OECD Principles for Government Access to Data

Nonresident senior fellow Kenneth Propp, with co-authors Theodore Christakis and Peter Swire, explores a project and implications of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to outline shared principles to govern the access of personal data held by private sector corporations for national security and law enforcement purposes. About the author

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Oct 19, 2021

Burwell joins Brussels Sprouts podcast on the Trade and Technology Council

Distinguished fellow Frances G. Burwell joins the “Brussels Sprouts” podcast by the Center for New American Security for a discussion on transatlantic tech following the first meeting of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council and areas of cooperation between the United States and the European Union on digital policy.

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In the News

Jun 25, 2021

Propp in Lawfare: Progress on Transatlantic Data Transfers? The Picture After the US-EU Summit

Arriving at a successor to the Privacy Shield Framework is still the looming major hurdle to a return to relative stability for transatlantic data transfers. The longer it takes, the more likely it becomes that European data protection authorities in the meantime will take action of their own accord to interrupt data transfers to the […]

Digital Policy Economy & Business

In the News

Jun 21, 2021

Burwell and Propp in the National Interest: The US and EU Need to Get Serious About Transatlantic Tech

Real progress in transatlantic digital policy will require focus and commitment to tackle hard problems. A serious commitment to the exercise—and a willingness to tackle data transfers, competition policy, and digital taxes, along with other crucial issues—could yield significant results, allowing the U.S.-EU partnership to become truly the leaders of the global digital economy.   Frances […]

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In the News

Mar 31, 2021

Burwell discusses the EU’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act in Wilson Center article

Distinguished Fellow Frances G. Burwell discusses the EU’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act in “Regulating Platforms the EU Way? The DSA and DMA in Transatlantic Context” for The Wilson Center. Burwell argues that for all their differences, both pieces of legislation raise important questions about how the European Union and the United States […]

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