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Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic with Big Data: Why Germany Should Learn from China’s Digital Experiments

Germany is battling a growing corona virus epidemic that originated in China last year and has since spread rapidly around the world. Although Italy remains the epicenter of the outbreak …

Corona Virus: Whatever Happens, the Crisis Has an Impact on Data Protection Rights

How will data protection rights fare in times of a crisis? What happens with the gathered information once the crisis is over? The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) contains …

Episode 19: Sending the Right Signals: China, Foreign Policy, Politics

Few topics have dominated the German-American discourse lately more than China and the role of Huawei in 5G communications. Germans have become increasingly wary of Chinese interference, and are seeing …

The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown of EU “Technological Sovereignty”

Shortly before taking the helm of the European Commission in November 2019,  Ursula von der Leyen announced that under her presidency the institution would carry a “geopolitical” brand. By integrating …

A Transatlantic China Policy Can Succeed Where the U.S. and Europe Would Fail Separately

China dominates American foreign policy discourse, driven by a broad bipartisan consensus that the United States has for too long turned a blind eye to China’s growing influence and global …

5G Decision Time in Germany

Early in the week, German chancellor Angela Merkel sought to further delay a decision on whether to allow Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to participate in Germany’s 5G infrastructure buildup. Her …

A Tale of Two Futures: The Future of Work Debate in Germany and the U.S.

The future of work is, in many respects, now. Digital technologies are driving enormous change processes in the economy and society with impacts reaching far beyond Silicon Valley, stretching even …

Businesses Already Struggle with a Panoply of New Privacy Laws. The CCPA Is Next.

May 25, 2018, was a milestone for privacy in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2016 became fully applicable. One of GDPR’s goals is a “consistent and high …

Uprising Against German Chancellor in the Case of Huawei

From the U.S. perspective, the situation is simple. The Trump administration banned the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from the U.S. market—and made it pretty clear that it does not want …

Episode 15: A European China Strategy

In this episode of The Zeitgeist, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the EP’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s …

Has Merkel Undermined European Coherence on 5G Network Security?

On October 15, the German government published its long-awaited draft 5G security catalogue, confirming its earlier goal to create a level playing field for suppliers to next-generation networks in Germany. …

Yixiang Xu on the Future of Huawei in Europe

In a new conversation with ChinaFile, AICGS Fellow Yixiang Xu writes: “The European Commission’s report signals a convergence of 5G network security risk assessment between the EU and the U.S. …

New Book Chapter from AICGS Senior Cyber Fellow Dr. Sarah Lohmann

Redesigning Organizations: Concepts for the Connected Society, edited by Denise Feldner, is now available. The book offers readers a deeper understanding of the cyberspace, of how institutions and industries are reinventing …

Blockchain: Chained Up by Legal Issues

The German government acknowledges that interest in blockchain technology is growing rapidly and new applications are emerging almost daily. Blockchain as a technology even made it into the German CDU/SPD …