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Der Digital Service Act – Eine digitale Revolution im Internet?


Die Coronakrise stellt bereits jetzt ein einzigartiges „Konjunkturprogramm“ für die Digitalisierung Europas dar. Der Durchbruch in Sachen Digitalisierung soll nun durch die weitreichenden Gesetzesvorschläge, den Digital Service Act und den Digital Market Act, beschleunigt werden. Ziel ist es, einheitliche Regulierung für digitale Plattformen zu schaffen und damit faire Wettbewerbsbedingungen und sowie Rechte für die Nutzerinnen und Nutzer im digitalen Binnenmarkt sicherzustellen. Der Digital Service Act konzentriert sich besonders auf die Eindämmung von illegalen Produkten und Inhalten, die Werbetransparenz und die Grundrechte der Nutzerinnen und Nutzer im digitalen Raum.

Energy Integration in Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges

Regional energy integration is a hotly debated topic in Latin America, with some stakeholders indicating that there is huge untapped potential, while others are notably skeptical. In order to encourage debate and the promotion of knowledge on the subject, we signed an alliance to explore the subject, with the CEBRI-Brazilian Center for International Relations and Catavento. That discussion benefited from a debate that occurred on September 3, 2020.

Internet and Pandemic in the Americas

First health crisis in the digital age

Nine Latin American authors analyse the relationship between the Internet and COVID-19 from different perspectives.


Digital sovereignty

A new key concept of digital policy in Germany and Europe

Digital sovereignty is often used in political discourses. However, a common or at least consistent understanding of what is meant by this or what its associated requirements are, has yet to emerge. Our author Dr. Julia Pohle has broken down and classified the various meanings in this research paper.


Coming back better, post Covid-19

The role of science, technology and good practices in conservation and sustainable development in Latin America

This essay provides some examples on how science, technology, creativity and good practices contribute to conservation and also how in certain cases and with appropriate messaging, it is possible to streamline solutions into the policy making process.

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Climate Performance of the G7 States

CO2 Productivity as a Benchmark

How to best reconcile climate protection and economic interests and how should we assess the climate performance of a country from this point fo view? In order be able to answer these questions, we propose to take into account the CO2 productivity as a key influencing variable. Our comparison of the G7 countries shows why this approach is sensible.

Konrad Adenauer Summer Schools

Ferien - und doch Lust auf Politik!

Jedes Jahr lädt das Büro Bundesstadt Bonn der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Schülerinnen und Schüler aus Nordrhein-Westfalen in den Sommerferien zu den beliebten Konrad Adenauer Summer Schools ein.

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China's Approach to Cyber Sovereignty

Cyber sovereignty: China's strategic concept for its rise as a global digital power

In a short period of time, China has succeeded in becoming one of the world's leading digital powers. As a result, a hard-fought competition for innovation leadership in digital technologies has broken out between the USA and China. competition also has significant consequences for Europe. In light of this development, a deeper understanding of Chinese digital and technology policy is becoming increasingly important. To develop this much needed knowledge, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung presents a new study that analyzes China's strategic concept of cyber sovereignty and discusses its implications.

Data Innovation in a Smart City

E-Government and Transport in Singapore

Data fuels digital change. The ability to collect, process, and make available ever-increasing amounts of data is the key to innovation and growth. This report is the first in a series surveying seven different Asian territories to deepen understandings of innovation and data policies, and contribute to debates about data governance and data protection. The report is centered on Singapore’s digital public services, especially the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and innovations introduced during the COVID-19 period, as well as mobility and online ride-hailing services. Through these cases, we seek to understand how innovation is driven in the context of relationships among key stakeholders such as citizens, government agencies, firms and research institutions.

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„Wenn die KI unser Assistent bleiben kann, dann können wir viel draus ziehen“

Künstliche Intelligenz in Einstellungen und Nutzung bei unterschiedlichen Milieus in Deutschland

Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) ist eine der innovativen Zukunftstechnologien mit großen Veränderungspotenzialen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. In einer qualitativen, nicht repräsentativen Studie wurde untersucht, wie die Menschen die Potenziale und Gefahren dieser Technologie einschätzen, welche Bedrohungen sie erwarten und welche Chancen für Problemlösungen oder eine bessere Gesellschaft.