The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) issued a study on the European Union’s capacities and priorities for ‘digital sovereignty’. Digital sovereignty as a policy approach comes from fears that European innovation is lagging and that citizens’ data is not sufficiently protected by non-EU tech companies.The proposed future actions are clustered in three domains: building a data framework; promoting a trustworthy environment, and adapting competition and regulatory rules. The conclusion of the study is that greater self-dependence on infrastructure and digital sovereignty approach would strengthen ‘current legal, regulatory and financial instruments, and promote more actively European values and principles in areas such as data protection, cybersecurity and ethically designed artificial intelligence (AI)’.