US corporations collect data from their customers, while China collects data from the entire population. A conversation with BR boss Wilhelm TU President Hofmann about their demand for a European digital ecosystem.
The policy paper with the multilingual title “European Public Sphere – Shaping Europe’s Digital Sovereignty” reads almost like a declaration of independence – even if the authors from German science and public media institutions, telecommunications and IT groups formulate it very well and politely . But it is definitely a declaration of war. It is about the digital space, which is increasingly structurally shaped by the USA and China as well as culturally by social division and the interests of a monopoly economy, which created the American oligarchy of the “Four Horsemen” Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. In contrast, Europe now wants to create a digital public space.