New era of digital and cyber alliances
Progressing digital transition worldwide implies that societies and economies become increasingly dependent on complex value chains spanning across the world and beyond the control of a single actor. At the same time, different interests and value systems that underpin the existing models of cooperation result in new political tensions in areas that used to be considered purely technological. That has led some countries to conclude that they need to develop their own digital autonomy and cybersecurity measures independently. New ideas such as a new grouping of digital powers and companies (D20) or a proposal for a 5G alliance to reduce dependency on China are just a few examples.
Q: Thank you! (to Abraham Newman)
Q: Can we talk a bit more about what happens when "cybersecurity measures" are used by the Governments as a censorship tool. Recent events in Belarus left many people 'disconnected' for three full days in August. That had horrendous consequences. What are the repercussions for companies such as Sandvine who sell their technology to autocratic governments? (to Patryk Pawlak)
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About the Organiser
About the Organiser
The EU Cyber Forum is funded by the European Union. The European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) puts EU foreign policy into action − fast and flexibly − in a policy-driven approach. It acts as first responder to foreign policy needs and opportunities, focusing on conflict prevention and peace, building alliances and leveraging the EU’s influence in the world. The Service plays a central role in implementing the European Commission’s political priorities in line with the EU’s Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy.