ITIF-TPI Event: Innovation, Regulation, and the EU's Digital Single Market Strategy

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

The European Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy is intended to break down the numerous barriers to cross-border online activity that currently exist in the European Union.  The proposal covers a broad array of policies, including harmonizing EU rules for online purchases of goods, improving cross-border parcel delivery, integrating telecommunications regulation, and reducing burdens of different VAT regimes.  While many of these proposals do not seem controversial—at least on this side of the Atlantic—some require closer scrutiny.  For example, the strategy document includes a section on online platforms, reflecting the support of some officials for a general regulatory framework for "essential digital platforms."  In addition, the Commission is launching an inquiry in tandem with the Digital Single Market Strategy on the application of competition law in the e-commerce area.

Panelists at "Innovation, Regulation, and the EU's Digital Single Market Strategy" will evaluate the Digital Single Market strategy's effect on economies and, most importantly, incentives to innovate, on both sides of the Atlantic.

This event is co-sponsored by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Technology Policy Institute.

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Richard Allan
Vice President Public Policy - Europe, Middle East and Africa
Stephen Ezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Andrea Glorioso
Counsellor, Digital Agenda and ICT
Delegation of the European Union to the USA
David Gross
Wiley Rein LLP
Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda
U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Christopher Yoo
Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Thomas Lenard
President and Senior Fellow
Technology Policy Institute