European Commission Vice President Margaret Westager and US Senator Mark Warner, Chair of the Intelligence Committee, are discussing the Transatlantic Alliance on emerging technologies. Visions are converging, but on artificial intelligence, taxation, and Chinese companies (Huawei and Alibaba) …
“The US and European Union visions on technology are converging,” he says. Lise Fuhr, General Manager of Etno. Example? The consortium number one among European telecom companies mentions the decision of the President of the United States Joe Biden Designation Lina Khan, The antitrust expert and lead critic of digital platform monopolies, as the next member of the Federal Trade Commission.
Transatlantic relations in the technological world were at the heart of the debate that organized it Politico With Margaret WestagerEuropean Commission executive vice president in charge of digital affairs, and US Senator Mark WarnerThe recently head of the Intelligence Committee (as cited in Formiche.netHe introduced a bill to Congress, the Democratic Technology Partnership Act, to have the United States create partnerships with democracies around emerging technologies.
The senator is very close to the president’s administration Joe BidenHe explained, “Together we are stronger.” Vice President Westager charts similar prospects, especially when I talk about data flow. One area that people appeared to be in tune with is the need for a global agreement (referred to as the OECD Westager) to respond to the financial challenges of digitalization. But the senator criticized the European firmness. “Only technicalDsa-Dma, proposes global minimum taxes for the leading companies in this sector.
Even in cybersecurity, positions are a bit remote. Senator Warner called for the development of a common standard after the SolarWinsd case: The consequences for the United States, the European Union and other G7 countries not doing so would be “catastrophic,” he said. “Cybersecurity must be integrated into everything we do, into our core competencies. This is the first line of defense,” said Vestager, who responded, however, to a question about why the European Union has not investigated Chinese tech giants such as Huawei and Alibaba, as well. The United States did: “We must not repeat each other’s investigations” given that and the contexts (including the legal one) “are different.”
Words that seem to suggest that the transatlantic axis on specific issues has yet to be refined. This comes a few days after the publication of the European regulation on artificial intelligence – “balanced and proportional”, as defined by Westager – through which the Commission aims to reassert its approach to technology issues, in third place among that. Business-oriented The United States and the Chinese state. Third, this approach on the security aspects will be one of the indicators for assessing the state of transatlantic relations in the field of technology.