On 2 December, our Academic Director Alexandre de Streel, participated in a debate on EU data sovereignty: opportunities and challenges organised by Microsoft and Euractiv.
“Today, people want sovereignty. They want to ‘take back control’ as many are saying. I think achieving this requires much more than just rules. Europe is good at making rules but that is not enough to gain sovereignty. You also need a strong industry and that requires a whole industrial policy; something that Europe is not always very good at. It is a big test for this Commission” he explained.