2/19, 6:22 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU, US must create digital economy rulebook - von der Leyen

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen suggested on Friday during the 2021 Munich Security Conference that the European Union, along with the United States, needs to collaborate on creating a "digital economy rulebook" that would be valid worldwide and based on democratic "values, human rights, pluralism, inclusion and the protection of privacy".

"We just can't leave decisions that have a huge impact on our democracy to computer programs without any human supervision or to the board rooms in Silicon Valley," von der Leyen stressed.

She also noted that Facebook's decision on the Australian news publishing code, according to which users in Australia will not be able to share links, is a product of the deregulated digital world.

Breaking the News / LH