How Real is Tech-Lash?

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

13
March 2019
Wednesday
13:15-14:30

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Speakers

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

Chair

William Echikson
Associate Senior Research Fellow and Head of Digital Forum, CEPS

How Real is Tech-Lash?

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13
March 2019
Wednesday
13:15-14:30
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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CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels