Federico Dante De Falco
Federico is a public affairs consultant in Brussels, where he advises multinational clients in the tech and digital sectors. Specialised in EU affairs, his research interests include digital policies and new technologies. He previously worked as a policy analyst on EU funds.
Federico holds a Master’s degree in European Studies, as well as an Executive Master’s in Lobbying & Public Affairs. In 2019, he attended a summer school in EU Criminal Justice at the Institut d’études Européennes.
Languages: Italian, English, French
Data sharing is becoming a crucial element of the data economy, which involves possibly all actors, with governments and businesses being increasingly called to implement efficient and smart usage of such a resource.
The digital transition, inevitably accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis, brought a number of policy challenges to the EU especially in relation to emerging technologies in the European market, with Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the forefront.
The regulatory sentiment around Big Tech in the EU has changed in recent years, paving the way for a Digital Markets Act (DMA). However, the EU must find a compromise between effective Big Tech regulation and preservation of competition dynamics in the Single Market.
Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) can help rebuild regional economies around innovation, particularly by addressing and prioritising the markets’ demand side.