The Global Tech Security Commission website has launched!

The Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue’s Global Tech Security Commission is a nonpartisan initiative to develop a Global Tech Security Strategy for safeguarding freedom from technological authoritarianism. The Commission is co-chaired by Keith Krach, chairman and co-founder of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and Kersti Kaljulaid, former president of the Republic of Estonia.

The commission’s final report, to be released in spring 2024, will articulate a strategic vision for technological advances that can be trusted to serve the common good. It will serve as a playbook for like-minded partners to collectively develop, promote, and protect technological advances that advance freedom and defeat authoritarian attempts to limit it.

“The key to securing freedom for the next generation is securing technology. Tomorrow’s tech must be trusted tech developed and protected by a global trust network of likeminded countries, companies, and individuals who respect the rule of law, human rights, labor practices, national sovereignty, and the environment,”

Keith J. Krach, Co-Chair, Global Tech Security Commission

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The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue’s mission is to advance freedom through trusted technology. It does so by creating a new category, tech statecraft, that blends high-tech sector strategies with foreign policy tools and builds out a Technology Trust Network. The Institute rallies allies, leverages private sector innovation, and operates based on trusted democratic values.

The Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to the greatest challenges posed by China’s rise, including its drive to dominate emerging technologies. The Hub addresses these challenges by leveraging and amplifying the Atlantic Council’s work on China across its 14 other programs and centers.