The annual EU-U.S. Information Society Dialogue (ISD) ensures the coordination of an on-going working relationship between the U.S. government and the EU on important communication and information policy issues.
The ISD provides:
- an information exchange on, inter alia, regulatory and policy developments, third country markets and international fora;
- an early warning mechanism on policy or regulatory divergence, helping to avoid or overcome potential disputes.
ISD discussions typically include overarching issues such as internet governance, as well as a specific focus on cross-border data flows/cloud computing, data protection/data privacy, wireless spectrum management, broadband rollout, research and development cooperation, and third-country market access issues.
- White House, "FACT SHEET: U.S.-EU Cyber Cooperation" (Mar. 26, 2014) (full-text).