Trusted Connectivity

At the Tallinn Digital Summit on 7 September 2021, high-level representatives from the world’s many democracies and international organisations called for a unifying framework—Trusted Connectivity—to improve coordination among democracies so that our digital future is built upon democratic values and that the architecture underpinning our digital future advances human dignity, fundamental freedoms, and reaffirms the international rules-based order.

Global Gateway

The European Commission and the EU High Representative have set out the Global Gateway, a new European strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport sectors and to strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.

The Tallinn Consensus on Trusted Connectivity

At the Tallinn Digital Summit on 7 September 2021, high-level representatives from the world’s many democracies and international organisations called for a unifying framework—Trusted Connectivity—to improve coordination among democracies so that our digital future is built upon democratic values and that the architecture underpinning our digital future advances human dignity, fundamental freedoms, and reaffirms the international rules-based order.

Their collective concern gave rise to the Tallinn Consensus on Trusted Connectivity which outlines the basic principles of Trusted Connectivity and the steps democracies should take next.

Issue brief on Trusted connectivity

The issue brief by Kaush Arha, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, defines trusted connectivity and highlights the steps toward delivering and advancing trusted connectivity.