Can the EU balance cybersecurity governance and sovereignty?

05/12/2023 | EURACTIV

In an op-ed for EURACTIV, Francesco Cappelletti, Policy and Research Officer at the European Liberal Forum (ELF), writes that the EU stands at a crossroads in its digital quest. The article outlines the importance of striking a balance between open trade, cybersecurity, and sovereignty, with a need for dynamic policymaking in the digital sector. The ongoing debate on the European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS) highlights the need for a unified EU strategy to bolster the tech industry, stabilise the market, and safeguard data sovereignty. The latest EUCS revisions suggest a more flexible, tiered approach to sovereignty, showing the need for policy that balances economic impact, stakeholder input, global trade, innovation, and digital sovereignty.

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