EPRS issues study on EU digital sovereignty

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has issued a study on  EU’s capacities and priorities regarding ‘digital sovereignty’. Digital sovereignty, as a policy approach, comes from the fear that European innovation is lagging behind and that citizens’ data is not sufficiently protected by non-EU tech companies.The proposed future actions are clustered in three domains: building a data framework; promoting a trustworthy environment; and adapting competition and regulatory rules. The conclusion of the study is that an approach of greater self-dependence on infrastructure and digital sovereignty  would strengthen ‘current legal, regulatory and financial instruments, and promote more actively European values and principles in areas such as data protection, cybersecurity and ethically designed artificial intelligence (AI)’.