In an age of transatlantic tensions over the Iran deal, trade balances, and steel tariffs, does digital policy offer opportunities for greater US-EU cooperation? Or is it a policy minefield, with issues such as privacy, digital taxation, and competition policy poised to dominate the transatlantic agenda? During the Trump administration thus far, digital policy has been largely quiescent, underscored by a successful review of the Privacy Shield Framework and little reaction to EU fines on US companies. Does this reflect a lack of interest on the part of the US administration, or a new tolerance and opportunity for collaboration? How does the US-EU digital agenda fit in the larger transatlantic relationship? What are the potential challenges and crisis points, and what are the next best steps forward?

On the occasion of the launch of the report “Making America First in the Digital Economy: The Case for Engaging Europe,” by Distinguished Fellow Fran Burwell convenes a panel of experts to discuss the prospects for US-EU collaboration in the digital economy.

Keynote address

Ambassador David O’Sullivan
Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Followed by a conversation with

Ms. Abigail Slater
Special Assistant to the President for Technology, Telecommunications, and Cybersecurity Policy
National Economic Council

Mr. Dean Garfield
President and CEO
Information Technology Industry Council

Dr. Frances G. Burwell
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
Atlantic Council