Reconnecting the Transatlantic Digital Economy – The Role of Trust in 5G
Ultra-fast 5G broadband cellular connectivity will advance a host of the technologies of the future, including Industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, drones, and telemedicine. But the commercial opportunities offered by 5G are accompanied by security concerns about dependencies and vulnerabilities if new networks are built using proprietary technologies from potentially untrustworthy vendors, such as telecommunications equipment providers from China.
Both the United States and Germany are strengthening their IT security, but opinions in Washington and Berlin diverge over how to shape digital policies in the context of economic and strategic competition with China. As both countries chart their 5G policies to support a widening array of future digital transformations of societies and economies, they have important opportunities to cooperate but will also need to carefully manage their differences.
This public webinar “Reconnecting the Transatlantic Digital Economy—The Role of Trust in 5G” on Wednesday, June 16 is hosted by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University (AICGS) and the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security (BIGS). It is part of the Wunderbar Together 2021 Initiative supported by the German Foreign Office.