Vice-President Ansip in the United States: “Data is the foundation of our digital future”

Today and tomorrow Vice-President Ansip is in Boston, United States, to discuss how to make the most of data to boost economies on both sides of the Atlantic. He will notably meet Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce. They will discuss the recently announced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which will provide a set of robust and enforceable data protection safeguards for transatlantic flows of personal data. Vice-President Ansip and Secretary Pritzker will chair the first digital economy dialogue together with senior industry representatives of U.S. and European companies to discuss how to stimulate innovation and investment in digital ecosystems. They will also highlight the opportunities and challenges facing the transatlantic digital economy in a public discussion taking place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During his visit, Vice-President Ansip will meet researchers of the MIT and of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society of Harvard University. They will have exchanges on the latest technology in fields such as computer science, artificial intelligence and the ‘Internet of Things’, and on how to create the right environment to support innovation. The full agenda of the visit can be found here. You can follow the Twitter account, the blog and the announcements of Vice-President Ansip for updates.