Despite New Deals, EU-U.S. Tech Tensions Remain

MIN READJun 16, 2021 | 17:33 GMT

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a 2015 meeting with EU leaders in Brussels, Belgium.

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The United States and the European Union are trying to present a united front against both China and Big Tech, but key differences on issues like data privacy will complicate efforts to find a unified position on technology-related issues. The European Union and the United States announced the establishment of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) on June 15 to coordinate their efforts during U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to Brussels. Both sides also agreed to establish the U.S.-EU Joint Technology Competition Policy Dialogue, which aims to coordinate issues relating to antitrust and competition policy. ...

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