Digitalisation is causing societal changes that raise questions about security, discrimination, influence and the power of technology companies. European countries, businesses and citizens are now concerned about their limited ability to shape the digital world technologically, economically and democratically. Malicious and state actors exploit any gaps in the digital infrastructure. Election systems are hacked and trade secrets stolen. Social media connects people, but also stirs up divisions. The Netherlands and Europe are therefore looking for opportunities to create a value-based digital society.
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