FS 2: Governing digital interdependence – the role of Europe

Rapporteur: Jamal Shahin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and UNU-CRIS

  • The EU’s strength lies in its focus on a human-centric, collaborative approach to the internet.
  • European values can be promoted through development of open and interdependent standards within and outside Europe.
  • Specific and targeted regulation is necessary, but too much emphasis on the EU’s regulatory power is counter-productive.
  • Digital Sovereignty is not about isolation but about accountability mechanisms.
  • Frictionless data portability is a functional requirement for end-users to benefit from individual digital sovereignty.
  • Risk management, security technology, and legal instruments are building blocks for trust.

Source: https://comment.eurodig.org/eurodig-2021-messages/fs-2-governing-digital-interdependence-the-role-of-europe/