TABC Hosts EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue Stakeholder Meeting

On Thursday, 15 December 2016 the Trans-Atlantic Business Council hosted the Stakeholder Meeting for the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue. On the occasion of the 3rd EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue, U.S. Government and European Union representatives engaged in a discussion on EU-US cooperation on cyber foreign policy issues with stakeholders from industry, consumer groups, think tanks/academia, and civil society organizations.

Heads of the Delegations, Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (Head of Cyber Policy Coordination-Conflict Prevention and Security Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS); EU) and Christopher Painter (Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department; U.S.) address attendees during the Q&A. The discussion was moderated by TABC’s Director-General/CEO, Tim Bennett.

Heads of the Delegations, Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (left; Head of Cyber Policy Coordination-Conflict Prevention and Security Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS); EU) and Christopher Painter (right; Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department; U.S.) address attendees during the Q&A. The discussion was moderated by TABC’s Director-General/CEO, Tim Bennett (center).

The topics discussed aligned with those of the official EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue which was held the following day on Friday, 16 December. The two Heads of the Delegations, Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (Head of Cyber Policy Coordination-Conflict Prevention and Security Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS); EU) and Christopher Painter (Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department; U.S.) gave presentations and answered questions on issues related to third country cooperation/international security, Internet governance, Internet of Things, sectoral issues (cyber defense, cybercrime, financial services, trade), human rights/freedom online, cyber capacity building and cyber skills/training. They also gave updates on cyber legislation in both the EU and U.S., on-going government initiatives on cyber, and upcoming cyber-related events. The discussion was moderated by TABC’s Director General/CEO, Tim Bennett.

The EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue resulted in a joint statement affirming specific areas of cooperation between the EU and U.S. Read the full statement here.