Digital Technologies and the Transformation of Europe
20 March 2019
Krzysztof Szubert and Robert Madelin
Digitalization is changing everything, at different speeds—the way businesses operate, the way states are governed, and the way people socialize and communicate with each other. Economic activity as well as the creation and delivery of public goods will depend more and more on data. In order to seize the opportunity, Europe has to prepare itself for this digital transformation.
In this policy brief, Krzysztof Szubert and Robert Madelin seek to highlight the key issues in the coming years for government and corporate actors at the national and EU levels, as well as for those in the rest of the world. Three core challenges are identified: the creation of overarching strategic governance of digital technologies at national and EU levels; the parallel creation of effective global regulatory cooperation; and a more plural and participative approach to the management of data tools, so that users can better trust the new opportunities on offer.