Articles on Digital

Broken shield: Privacy versus surveillance in Europe (Commentary)

Anu Bradford - 30 July 2020

In striking down the Privacy Shield, the European Court of Justice has halted transatlantic data flows and thrown global digital commerce into disarray.

Digital dilemmas: European regulation and the internet (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs - 26 March 2020

The internet fundamentally tests the ways in which governments approach regulation.

Digital decolonisation: The EU’s new ideas on data and artificial intelligence (Commentary)

Andrés Ortega - 25 February 2020

The EU is proposing a process of digital decolonisation, aiming to reduce its dependency on US and Chinese firms.

Upstaged: Europe’s struggles to play the great tech game (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 25 February 2020

This year’s Munich Security Conference showed once again that just two players will fight the global battle over tech. And guess who’s missing.

Out of the slow lane: How Europe can meet the challenge of AI (Commentary)

Ulrike Esther Franke - 04 February 2020

EU member states need to turn their declarations of intent about international cooperation on technological sovereignty into real projects.

On 5G, Brussels is up to the job (Commentary)

Janka Oertel - 03 February 2020

The EU’s new 5G toolbox is an important component in strengthening its technological sovereignty – and its array of defence mechanisms vis-à-vis China.

 

Regulation and accountability: How to save the internet (Commentary)

Mark Bunting - 30 January 2020

Platform governance has slipped the moorings of national law and democratic accountability, while “regulation by outrage” has filled the policy gap. 

Will Europe Ever Trust America Again? (Commentary)

Ivan Krastev - 03 December 2019

As Western leaders gather in London this week, you might be able to detect a huge rupture beneath the surface.

Can regulation save the Internet? The view from London (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs - 14 November 2019

Figures from across government, the private sector, and wider society argue in favour of adequate regulation to mitigate the harmful effects of the internet. But what should this regulation look like?

Reality bytes: Europe’s bid for digital sovereignty (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 17 October 2018

Tomorrow the European Commission publishes its second ever review of the EU-US Privacy Shield - and shows the extent of Europe's preeminence in cyberspace