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. Specifically, the initiative examines US and EU policy perspectives on digital issues and convenes leaders from both sides of the Atlantic working in this space.

Featured commentary & analysis

Tue, Jul 23, 2019

France’s digital tax: all about leverage?

The new measure should be a warning that European states will adopt unilateral solutions to update tax rules

New Atlanticist by Jörn Fleck and Alex Baker

Digital Policy Economy & Business

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Featured in-depth research & reports

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

US surveillance on trial in Europe: Will transatlantic digital commerce be collateral damage?

In this issue brief, Kenneth Propp, non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative, examines the existing transatlantic data-transfer mechanisms, the landmark court case that could invalidate them, and the divergent US and EU approaches to data transfers across borders and privacy standards.

Issue Brief by Kenneth Propp

Digital Policy Europe & Eurasia

Tue, May 8, 2018

Making America first in the digital economy: The case for engaging Europe

In an age of transatlantic tensions over the Iran deal, trade balances, and steel tariffs, digital policy is uniquely poised to offer opportunities for greater US-EU cooperation. At the same time, the digital arena also has the potential to be a policy minefield, with issues such as privacy, digital taxation, and competition policy still unresolved. […]

Report by Frances Burwell

Digital Policy Economy & Business

Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Into the clouds: European SMEs and the digital age

Cloud computing, which relies on automatically available services, including storage, that can be shared among devices, is considered crucial to the digital transformation of industry and the economy. But fundamental questions remain on the role of cloud computing in Europe and the best strategies for fostering the conditions necessary for a barrier-free transatlantic digital economy. […]

Report by Tyson E. Barker

Digital Policy Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Apr 6, 2016

Building a Transatlantic Digital Marketplace: Twenty Steps Toward 2020

The United States and the European Union (EU) have a historic opportunity—perhaps their last—to be leaders in building the digital market of the future. To do so, they must seize the opportunity to create a transatlantic digital single market stretching from Silicon Valley to Tallinn, Estonia. Together, they can give a new burst of energy […]

Report by Atlantic Council’s Task Force on Advancing a Transatlantic Digital Agenda

Digital Policy European Union

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Past Events

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.

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Digital Policy Simulation – Paris, Berlin

On Tuesday, November 19, the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Digital Marketplace Initiative organized a running of its Digital Policy simulation in Paris. This was co-organized with the Institut Montaigne, and hosted at Linedata Services. Institut Montaigne recruited about 20 players, a mix of tech and cybersecurity experts and national security analysts. On Thursday, November 21, the […]

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Digital Policy European Union