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Chris Gow

Senior Director, EU Public Policy

Government Affairs

I have been part of the fantastic Government Affairs team in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia since 2008. Based out of Brussels, I am responsible for EU public policy, with a particular focus on all things cybersecurity and data protection.

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December 5, 2023

HIGH TECH POLICY

Data Power: What the EU Data Act Means for You

4 min read

This blog analyses the 2023 EU Data Act, focusing on access, sharing, and use of data, as well as cloud switching, and what it means for a company like Cisco and our customers.

April 25, 2023

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco’s Vision to Rapidly Detect Cyber Threats and Automate Response

2 min read

The threat landscape requires to rethink security to enable rapid detection of cyber threats and to automate response. Cisco’s XDR gives critical infrastructure operators and public administrations the capability to detect, investigate and prioritise threats and incidents, and the tools to quickly remediate them.

April 21, 2023

HIGH TECH POLICY

Closing the cybersecurity gap in Europe

4 min read

This blog looks at the latest EU cyber initiatives that focus on cybersecurity through people - a fundamental element to effective cybersecurity. Cisco stands ready to contribute its expertise in cyber skills and cyber defense to build a stronger Europe.

March 21, 2023

HIGH TECH POLICY

Reality Check on Cybersecurity: 9% of Companies in Europe are Ready to Defend Against Cyber Threats

2 min read

The urgency around addressing the EU’s cyber shortcomings is well founded. A mere 9% of organizations in Europe have the ‘Mature’ level of readiness needed to be resilient against today’s cyber risks.

November 9, 2022

HIGH TECH POLICY

Trust, Transparency and Transatlantic Data Flows

3 min read

The new EU-US Data Protection Framework is intended to create an effective mechanism for transatlantic data flows and to bring renewed legal certainty. This blog looks at approaches to privacy, trust and the roles of government and industry: what are consumers thinking?

May 17, 2022

HIGH TECH POLICY

Welcoming new European law to ward off cyberattacks on critical infrastructure

4 min read

European policymakers reached a deal on a new law regulating cybersecurity for critical infrastructure entities. Cisco welcomes this agreement and the continued attention that the European Union is dedicating to secure critical infrastructure.

December 10, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Digital recovery demands higher security

2 min read

The ambition of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, to leverage the EU’s recovery effort and fund to accelerate the digital transformation of our economy has gathered a large consensus in Brussels and in member states. Rightfully so. One thing the pandemic has made clear: a more digitized economy calls for ever-reinforced […]

October 23, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

Let’s celebrate failure in Europe!

1 min read

That was one of the key themes discussed during today’s “Internet of Everything – What’s in it for Europe event” in Brussels, with MEP Kaja Kallas asking the audience to consider a change in innovation culture to capture the predicted €4.3 trillion that the IoE could generate in value in Europe. Kallas coined the EU […]

June 2, 2014

HIGH TECH POLICY

Data Protection in the balance – EU Citizen Protection and Innovation

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In the wake of the European Parliament elections, stakeholders and commentators have been reflecting on the likely impact on important dossiers they follow.  On data protection, we are pleased to welcome the reelection of the rapporteur, Jean-Philipp Albrecht, as well as key players Axel Voss and Timothy Kirkhope.  At the same time, we are sad […]

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