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Digital & Innovation

Rethinking Strategic Autonomy in the Digital Age

Issue 30
18 July 2019

In the 21st century, those who control digital technologies are increasingly able to influence economic, societal and political outcomes. In this context, the growing ‘geopoliticisation’ of technology implies a paradigm change for the notion of strategic autonomy.

Election Interference in the Digital Age

25 October 2018
Building Resilience to Cyber-Enabled Threats

Free and open elections are the foundation of democratic societies. Protecting their integrity is thus an absolute priority. Amidst the recent surge in attempts to manipulate election outcomes – and with an eye to the 2019 European Parliament elections – the EPSC has compiled this unique collection of 35 original short essays from leading practitioners and experts, around the theme ‘Election Interference in the Digital Age: Building Resilience to Cyber-Enabled Threats’.

10 Trends Shaping Innovation in the Digital Age

16 May 2018

Innovation is advancing at an ever-faster speed in today’s digital age, with knowledge-based capital assuming higher importance, and digitally-savvy market players rise.

What are the main trends that are currently reshaping and disrupting innovation? How is the toolbox being redefined? What are the keys to success in a world where data, network effects and flexible talent are the new gold?

Building an Effective European Cyber Shield

Issue 24
8 May 2017
Taking EU Cooperation to the Next Level

Cyberattacks are already occurring on a daily basis – in some cases even recognised as state-sponsored. Such aggressions are likely to be used with greater intensity and accuracy in the future – moving ever closer to the sphere of cyber wars. In this rapidly evolving context, the Union and its Member States need to anticipate and plan for extreme scenarios. Scaling up Europe’s cyber capabilities and furthering EU-wide cooperation is a major priority.

Enter the Data Economy

Issue 21
11 January 2017
EU Policies for a Thriving Data Ecosystem

As the data revolution gains in speed, profoundly changing how value is created, data is and will increasingly be a decisive factor in the success or failure not only of businesses, but also of the economies that underpin them. Going forward, Europe needs to extend the regulatory and legal certainty afforded to personal data via the General Data Protection Regulation to the fast-growing area of non-personal data, and put in place a comprehensive policy blueprint to accelerate its performance in the global data economy. 

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