Washington — Senior U.S. government and EU officials and tech representatives discussed digital policy issues requiring cooperation like cybersecurity and online censorship at CCIA’s “Transatlantic Digital Economy 2019” event Thursday afternoon. Robert Strayer, Ambassador & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy for the U.S. Department of State and Roberto Viola, Director-General, European Commission gave keynote speeches ahead of the panel discussion. Strayer and Viola issued a joint statement following the 16th US-EU Information Society Dialogue.

CCIA’s 4th annual stakeholder event was held in conjunction with the U.S.-EU Information Society Dialogue and the U.S.-EU Cyber Dialogue.

The following can be attributed to Ed Black, President & CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, who hosted the event.

“The US and EU share the goal of a thriving digital economy and also an internet ecosystem that promotes privacy, access to information and free speech. We are glad we were able to bring together policymakers and industry stakeholders from both sides of the Atlantic discuss how to best promote an open internet that supports democratic countries and a digital economy that is becoming a growing part of any nation’s overall economic success.”