Cross-border data flows govern almost everything we do today. States are facing a dilemma between protection of their data and benefits from free-flow. Europe faces a challenge from the US, the dominating actor in the digital world, and a threat from China’s authoritarian model. Europe must make choices to strengthen its position in the digital field.
Institut Montaigne organised a breakfast discussion with Patrick Calvar, former managing director of the interior secret services; Hakim El Karoui, senior fellow to Institut Montaigne and Olivier Roy, professor at the European University Institute in Florence. The conversation was moderated by Dominique Moïsi, Senior Advisor to Institut Montaigne, and focused on the issues of radical islamism in France and Europe.