Press Release: Vice-PresidentAnsip in the US to meet with high-representatives of major American tech companies to discuss EU-US digital cooperation

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 April, Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, will travel to San Francisco for a two-day series of meetings with American tech companies to discuss Digital Single Market policies. On Tuesday, the Vice-President will meet individually with Mark Zuckerberg CEO at Facebook, Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google, Sean Edgett, General Counsel at Twitter and David Hyman, General Counsel at Netflix to talk about data protection and online privacyillegal contentdisinformation campaignsdigital copyright, and artificial intelligence. Later in the evening, Vice-President Ansip will speak to the Consul Generals of EU Member States, highlighting the significance of the strong digital partnership between the US and the EU. On Wednesday, the Vice-President will give a speech at the RSA conference on cybersecurity and privacy and meet with executives from Information Technology Industry Council to discuss enhancing cybersecurity rules and cooperation. The Vice-President will also attend the “Mind the Bridge” event, where he will talk about cooperation between the Silicon Valley and EU start-up and innovation projects. (For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 56172; Inga Höglund Tel.: +32 229 55040)

Source: European Commission

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