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Von der Leyen proposes EU-US ‘Common Technology Council’

26.01.2021
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A ‘template for global digital regulation’ could set an international standard

Hailing Joe Biden’s inauguration as a ‘new dawn’ for Europe and the US, EU Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen insisted on the importance of regulating US technology companies, reports Reuters. The EU is debating its new digital policy, but with no large platforms of European origin, its ability to act can only go so far, says the news site. A ‘Common Technology Council’ could create a set of rules for countries around the world to follow, but that would not limit the benefits of technology that can be achieved through data-sharing. However Von Der Leyen emphasised that ‘this political, unbridled power held by the big internet giants must be reined in’.

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Hailing Joe Biden’s inauguration as a ‘new dawn’ for Europe and the US, EU Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen insisted on the importance of regulating US technology companies, reports Reuters.

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