Accelerated digital transformation has highlighted both the need and benefits of effective digital cooperation at the international level. Despite differences, the US, European Union (EU), and the UK remain natural partners on key issues around digital technology governance.
This relationship is framed by an overarching shared vision for a free, open and global internet, something which has come under increasing pressure in recent years.
2021 saw some real progress in furthering transatlantic cooperation in the digital sphere with the creation of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council in June and substantive agreements made on global digital tax reform.
However, differences remain which will need to be managed in order to enable more effective engagement with the wider international community on issues of digital cooperation.
This event, supported by Microsoft, explores the key opportunities for developing transatlantic digital relations as well as how it can contribute to wider global efforts to promote a rules-based international order in the digital space.
What do the transatlantic partners share in their vision for digital governance?
What are their differences and to what extent can they be overcome?
What opportunities are there to develop transatlantic digital relations such as in areas of digital trade and digital technical standards?
How are shared geopolitical pressures shaping transatlantic conversations on digital cooperation?
How can the US, EU, and UK cooperate with other international partners to develop an inclusive framework for international cooperation in the digital space?