DEBATE: Global online platforms - one, two or three regulatory models?


CERRE brought together Vĕra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission, in charge of Values and Transparency, and Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President, to discuss the future of global online platforms regulation in an ever more fragmented world.


Digital technologies and the online platforms we use every day may be global. Yet, it is less and less the case for their regulation. Increasing divergences between continents pose the question of the future of digital regulation.

How will the EU assert its regulatory model when the digital race is accelerating and the world is fragmenting? Are EU values compatible with Europe’s innovation capability and pace? How will global online platforms deal with increasing regulatory fragmentation?

These are some of the questions addressed by Vĕra Jourová and Brad Smith during this debate, moderated by Bruno Liebhaberg, CERRE’s Director General.