Digital sovereignty is the ability of a natural person, a legal entity or a state to completely self-determine with regard to digital technologies.

Digital sovereignty is defined as the ability to act independently, autonomously and solely according to one’s own will in regard to digital information and communication technologies.

Digital sovereignty is therefore the existence of those legal, technical, systemic and personal preconditions which, in their entirety, enable complete self-determination with regard to the use of digital technologies.

The term digital self-determination is sometimes used as a synonym for digital sovereignty.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.