target audience: TECH BUYER Publication date: May 2023 - Document type: IDC PlanScape - Doc Document number: # EUR150615823
IDC PlanScape: Digital Sovereignty for Policymakers
This IDC PlanScape provides policymakers with a framework to make strategic choices about what degree of sovereignty they want to mandate through laws, policies, and standards. It identifies the stakeholders that must be involved, investments to be made, and the risks that different degrees of sovereignty imply, such as overzealous isolation from global technology companies that may hamper innovation.
"Ministers, secretaries, and commissioners in charge of national digital sovereignty strategies must consider interdependencies between all attributes of digital sovereignty from data to technical, from operational to assurance, and from supply chain to geopolitics, to ensure that their regulations are effective. They need to collaborate with the industry to understand the impact of digital sovereignty regulatory interventions on both IT demand and supply," said Massimiliano Claps, IDC EMEA research director.