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Breton- on digital sovereignty

Mon, Jun 22, 2020

The European Union and the search for digital sovereignty: Building “Fortress Europe” or preparing for a new world?

When the new European Commission took office under President Ursula von der Leyen, enhancing digital capabilities across the European Union immediately emerged as a top priority. Even in her first statement before being confirmed as European Commission president, von der Leyen called for Europe to achieve “technological sovereignty in some critical technology areas.” Despite the […]

Issue Brief by Frances Burwell, Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Central bank digital currency can contribute to financial inclusion but cannot solve its root causes

In Part II of the Central Bank Digital Currency Series series, the GeoTech Center and guest author Nikhil Raghuveera examine how CBDCs can contribute to financial inclusion in a post-COVID-19 world.

Blog Post by Nikhil Raghuveera (Guest Author)

Digital Policy Entrepreneurship

Tue, Jun 16, 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

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence principles: Avoiding catastrophe

An urgent challenge for the coming decade is to forge a global consensus to operationalize widely-shared ethical principles, standards, and norms to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Robert A. Manning

Americas China
gtc data salon lightbulb

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

Thu, May 28, 2020

Francis in the Financial Post: Time to rein in social media — and Donald Trump

In the News by Atlantic Council

Digital Policy Disinformation
gtc photo of currencies in jars

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
gtc photo of the dollar as a puzzle piece

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