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Three data realms: Managing the divergence between the EU, the US and China in the digital sphere

Major economies are addressing the challenges brought by digital trade in different ways, resulting in diverging regulatory regimes. How should we view these divergences and best deal with them?

Date: May 19, 2022, 3:00 pm Topic: Digital economy and innovation

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Digitalisation is fundamentally changing international trade. But while it comes with many positives, there are challenges as well. For instance, in digital trade physical presence is not necessary but is often legally required. Since major economies have addressed these challenges in different manners, it has resulted in diverging regulatory regimes, making it increasingly difficult to trade services across borders.

At this event we will look at the differences in how three major economies, the EU, US and China, regulate digital trade, and how these divergences risk to fracture the digital sphere.

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Schedule

May 19, 2022

15:00-15:45

Conversation

Chair: Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow

Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Henry Gao, Senior fellow, CIGI and law professor, Singapore Management University

Esa Kaunistola, Director, Trade and Industrial Policy, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

15:45-16:00

Q&A

Speakers

Susan Ariel Aaronson

Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Henry Gao

Senior fellow, CIGI and law professor, Singapore Management University

Esa Kaunistola

Director, Trade and Industrial Policy, European Government Affairs, Microsoft

Niclas Poitiers

Research Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevon

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