In this episode of The Grassroots View we take stock of digital transformation in Europe. Digital innovation has the power to transform our industries, societies and lives. It can also be a threat if not properly regulated. Where does the EU stand compared to the rest of the world? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead? How can Europe secure and hold a competitive position, while safeguarding the rights and welfare of its people?

We explore the issues and look for answers with Tanya O'Carroll, technology and human rights expert, Jennifer Baker, a Brussels-based journalist specialising in technology, politics and digital legislation, and EESC members Gonçalo Lobo Xavier (Employers' Group), director general at the Portuguese Business Confederation (APED), Franca Salis-Madinier (Workers' Group), vice-president of the EESC Digital Transition and Single Market Observatory, and Giuseppe Guerini (Civil Society Organisations' Group), president of the European Confederation of Industrial and Service Cooperatives. (tk)