Europe’s digital transformation and sovereignty has become a question of existential importance. But what does it actually mean to be digital sovereign? Host Mark Leonard is joined by Marietje Schaake, President of the CyberPeace Institute and International Policy Director at the Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University as well as ECFR’s Jose Ignacio Torreblanca and Jeremy Shapiro. Together they analyse where we do see progress in developing digital sovereignty on EU level and where challenges still remain. What are some of the ideas for how the EU could develop digital sovereignty? And why does Europe have to even take two steps ahead and go above and beyond being a “regulatory superpower”?
- “Europe’s digital sovereignty: From rulemaker to superpower in the age of US-China rivalry” by Carla Hobbs (ed.)
- “Weakened democracy is another harm caused by Big Tech” by Marietje Schaake in Financial Times
This podcast was recorded on 15 October 2020.
- “Central bank digital currencies: foundational principles and core features” Report No.1 by Bank for International Settlements 2020
- “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism” by Anne Applebaum
- José I. Torreblanca interviewing Anne Applebaum in El Mundo [in Spanish]
- “Which Side of History?: How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives Kindle Edition” by James P. Steyer (ed.)
- “The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World” by Subrahmanyam Jaishankar