dig71Andrew N. Liaropoulos
(RIEAS Senior Analyst & Assistant Professor, University of Piraeus, Greece)

Copyright: @ 2021 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 8 December 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

A review of the policy papers that the European Union has published and the statements that key officials have made over the last three years, highlights the anxiety that the EU will not be able to effectively regulate its digital universe, protect its citizens’ data and compete successfully with China and the US in the arena of digital geopolitics. References made by EU policymakers to digital or technological sovereignty and digital autonomy imply that the EU is a weak actor in the digital domain and thereby, this affects its ability to regulate its digital services, protect its critical information infrastructure and shape the development of global norms regarding cyberspace governance. ... Read more

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