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Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Data Salon Series, Episode 1: Notice, Consent, and Disclosure in Times of Crisis

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and Accenture hosted Dr. Jennifer King, Director of Consumer Privacy at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and Ms. Jana Gooth, legal policy advisor to MEP Alexandra Geese, for the inaugural episode of the jointly presented Data Salon Series. The event was co-hosted by Mr. Steven Tiel, Senior Principle, Responsible Innovation at Accenture and Dr. David Bray, Inaugural Director, GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council.

Event Recap by Stewart Scott

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Data flows across the Channel: The emerging UK-EU digital trade relationship

If the United Kingdom can navigate a way forward on data transfers with both its ex-masters in Brussels and its ally in Washington, its success might ultimately yield benefits beyond these two bilateral trade contexts.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union
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Mon, May 25, 2020

Going deeper: Central Bank Digital Currencies and how best to design them to benefit everyone

On May 19, 2020 - Lisa Pollina, Gabriel Abed, George Bachiashvili, Shane Glynn, Aditi Kuma shared perspectives on "The digital dollar: Do we need it and how do we build it?" as part of a live video discussion moderated by Michael Greenwald. The discussion focused what exactly is a digital dollar? How would it work, how could it best be designed, and who would manage it?

Event Recap

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Tue, May 19, 2020

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by Global Business and Economics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions
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Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Design choices of Central Bank Digital Currencies will transform digital payments and geopolitics

In this analysis, the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center examines the geopolitical implications of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and calls for the United States to lead on setting standards for CBDC and financial technology.

GeoTech Cues by Nikhil Raghuveera (Guest Author)

Civil Society Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Coronavirus spurs Europe’s quest for digital sovereignty

All of the virus-related developments—growing skepticism about global sourcing, the deepening threat of disinformation, the centrality of digital services in a return towards normality, and the privacy and security questions that dog them—will have an impact on the EU’s longer-term quest for digital sovereignty.

New Atlanticist by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy European Union

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Sherman in WIRED: The US Is Waging War on Digital Trade Barriers

AS DIGITAL TRADE barriers rise throughout the world, so do swings at knocking them down. In the past two months, the US Trade Representative released two reports on China and Russia’s World Trade Organization compliance. Just last week, the European Union opened its landmark General Data Protection Regulation to public comments, many of which will surely attack perceived trade barriers. “Barriers to […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Apr 9, 2020

European Union regulatory changes during coronavirus

A running analysis of what has been happening with EU regulations in the midst of coronavirus as Brussels attempts to navigate the crisis.

Explainer by Global Business and Economics Program

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Wed, Apr 8, 2020

“We must unite our forces and stick to our fundamental values” during coronavirus crisis, EU commissioner says.

“The European Commission has acted faster and stronger than anyone expected,” on coronavirus, according to European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson.

Event Recap by Paul Cormarie

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Sherman in Lawfare: Unpacking TikTok, Mobile Apps and National Security Risks

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy National Security