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EU’s new digital envoy says he’s in Silicon Valley to talk, not enforce
14 October 2022 00:00
The EU’s new envoy for digital says his office in San Francisco will pave the way towards a more cooperative relationship with Big Tech companies. In an interview with MLex, Gerard de Graaf discussed the role of the new office, the EU’s landmark legislation targeting tech platforms and the future of the internet. The envoy expects his new office to provide the bloc with a direct line of communication with key decisionmakers in tech companies including Amazon, Apple, Google and Meta Platforms.
27 September 2022 11:01 by Michael ActonEU’s new envoy for digital, is looking to pave the way towards a more cooperative relationship with Big Tech
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Michael Acton Senior Correspondent
Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.