Report Nov 2, 2022
Digital sovereignty in practice: The EU’s push to shape the new global economy
By Frances Burwell, Kenneth Propp
What does the European Union's push for "digital sovereignty" mean in practice? Frances Burwell and Ken Propp provide an update to digital sovereignty and its transatlantic impacts.
Issue Brief Dec 18, 2020
Engaging Europe: A transatlantic digital agenda for the Biden administration
By Frances Burwell
Without engagement, Europe and the United States are likely to continue their disparate approaches to the digital economy. The Biden administration must meet the challenge of building better US-EU cooperation on digital issues, for the sake of transatlantic security, prosperity, and shared values.
Issue Brief May 19, 2021
Proposal for a US-EU Digital Council: Building a comprehensive conversation
By Frances Burwell
As the new Biden administration confronts its foreign policy priorities, it should not avoid the looming digital debate with its European allies. With the European Union serving as the leader in digital regulation, policy on the digital space is by no means aligned between US and European policymakers. From digital taxation to data storage and privacy rights, issues that will define the success or failure of transatlantic digital policy—with hundreds of billions of dollars on the line—remain unsettled.
Experts reactOct 7, 2022
The data privacy deal driving the future of the US-EU commercial relationship
By Atlantic Council experts
Biden's executive order is the next step toward establishing a new EU-US Data Privacy Framework; but will the new agreement be viable? Our experts break down the details.
Atlantic DebriefSep 15, 2022
#AtlanticDebrief – What is the State of the European Union? | A Debrief from Frances Burwell
Europe Center acting director Jörn Fleck sits down with Distinguished Fellow Frances Burwell to unpack the 2022 State of the European Union address by President von der Leyen.
Frances G. Burwell is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council and a senior director at McLarty Associates. Until January 2017, she served as vice president, European Union and Special Initiatives, at the Council. She has served as director of the Council’s Program on Transatlantic Relations, and as interim director of the Global Business and Economics Program, and currently directs the Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative. Her work focuses on the European Union and US-EU relations as well as a range of transatlantic economic, political, and defense issues. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Allied for Startups.
Her most recent report is Digital sovereignty in practice: The EU’s push to shape the new global economy. Her other publications are Engaging Europe: A Transatlantic Digital Agenda for the Biden Administration; The European Union and the Search for Digital Sovereignty: Building “Fortress Europe” or Preparing for a New World? (co-authored); Making America First in the Digital Economy: The Case for Engaging Europe (2018); After Brexit: Alternate Forms of Brexit and their Implications (co-authored); Europe in 2022: Alternative Futures (co-authored with Mathew Burrows); A Transatlantic Approach to Europe’s East: Relaunching the Eastern Partnership; Shoulder to Shoulder: Forging a Strategic US-EU Partnership; Rethinking the Russia Reset; and Transatlantic Leadership for a New Global Economy. She is also a frequent commentator on European politics and transatlantic relations, with interviews and op-eds appearing in the Huffington Post, Handelsblatt Global Edition, Financial Times, al-Jazeera, BBC, National Public Radio, CNBC, CCTV, among others.