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.
In 2018, TDMI developed a simulation designed to introduce national security experts to the importance – and challenges — of digitalization. TDMI looks forward to bringing the simulation to Europe later this fall after having run it three times in Washington in 2018-2019.
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In 2016, TDMI published Building a Transatlantic Digital Marketplace: Twenty Steps to 2020, the result of an expert task force led by Carl Bildt, chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and former Swedish prime minister, and William Kennard, former US ambassador to the EU and former chair of the FCC. The report identified measures that would need to be undertaken to move toward a barrier-free marketplace in the transatlantic digital economy.
More recently, the TDMI published Making America First in the Digital Economy: The Case for Engaging Europe, which examined areas of US-EU regulatory divergence and argued that the US administration needed to engage with the EU on these issues.
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
As concern skyrockets over political disinformation, hate speech, and terrorist incitement on the Internet, legislators across Europe are scrambling for regulatory answers.
Mon, Oct 28, 2019
By legislating the use of this key technology, the European Union will likely become the leading regulator for AI, as it has for privacy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But the challenge for von der Leyen will be developing legislation that reflects European norms and values while also avoiding overregulation that might hinder innovation and investment.
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Wed, Oct 2, 2019
A quick look at how the new European Commission will line up on digital policy.
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Thu, Oct 3, 2019
Under the outgoing European Commission of President Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union has emerged as the regulatory superpower of the global digital economy. Early signs indicate Brussels will continue to leverage the power of the single market and its regulatory approach when a new Commission takes office in November 2019.
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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.