Marietje Schaake

is International policy director of Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at the University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (starting November 1). She also serves as President of the CyberPeace Institute.
Between 2009 and 2019, Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch liberal party Democrats 66, where she focused on trade, foreign affairs and technology policy. She is affiliated with a number of non-profits including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India. She writes a bi-weekly column for the Dutch newspaper NRC.


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The power of law or the law of power?

Why Europe must lead the way in the governance of technology

If technology is the new governance, then the tech giants are the governors, operating without a democratic mandate. Europe must take the lead in pioneering a rules-based system in which the public interest matters, writes Marietje Schaake. Otherwise, authoritarian regimes and private companies will continue to set the standards.

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