CERRE brought together Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, and Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, for an exceptional live-streamed debate moderated by Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE Director General.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, online platforms had already significantly changed the ways we work, we interact, we buy and we learn. The crisis has accelerated this trend. In a post-COVID world, the benefits, opportunities and risks generated by online platforms are bigger than ever. How can Europe seize the benefits and opportunities while mitigating the risks?
As Brussels eagerly awaits the European Commission’s proposals for new rules for the digital age, Thierry Breton and Mark Zuckerberg discussed the role and responsibilities of online platforms during the COVID-19 crisis management and future recovery stage. They debated the possible longer-term impact of the pandemic on the relationship between online platforms and governments, and what future governance and collaboration could look like.
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