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How Real is Tech-Lash?

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The dominant tech theme in 2019 is tech-lash. Tech companies are becoming targets of harsh EU regulatory and enforcement actions. Hot-button issues include taxes (do the tech companies pay their fair share?), privacy (do the tech companies steal and sell your secrets?), IP (do the marketplaces allow for a flood of counterfeits?), fake news, hate speech, and a myriad additional list of additional ills.

And yet, do Europeans really have fear and loathing for tech? Will politicians running for European Parliament elections in May 2019 win by running to enforce tech-lash? Will policymakers find success and popularity by bashing the tech giants? A new poll from Brunswick suggests some surprising answers to these questions

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Discussants &

Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

William Echikson William Echikson

William Echikson

Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of Digital Forum

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Jeremy Ruch

Director, Brunswick Group LLP

Werner Stengg

Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission

Jakob Kucharczyk

Vice President, Computer & Communications Industry Association

Gonçalo Carriço

Political Adviser, Innovation, Technology and Digital Policy, EPP Headquarters

Francesco Ronchi

Political Advisor, S&D


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How Real is Tech-Lash?

Event Address

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels
Event Date

Day 1 - Wednesday
Anne-Marie Boudou Anne-Marie Boudou
Anne-Marie Boudou
+32 (0)2 229 39 12
Payable / Free for Members

Free participation in our meetings is a benefit of CEPS membership. Non-members may be admitted for Euro 50, paid in cash at registration. Representatives from the European institutions (Commission – Parliament – Council – EEAS – Committee of the Regions - CESE) & members of the press benefit from free entrance, too. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

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