In late 2014, when we began drawing up a plan for the Digital Single Market (DSM) I called it a long-term strategy to stimulate Europe’s digital environment, minimise legal uncertainty and create fair conditions for everyone.
Tomorrow is a big day for the data economy.
Data’s very concept is changing. It has become a commodity: its ownership can be transferred, it can be marketed, reused, aggregated, transformed, bought and sold.
Back in October 2014 at my European Parliament hearing, I talked about the Digital Single Market (DSM) needing to remove obstacles that prevented people from exercising their rights as consumers and entrepreneurs.
I have often talked about the need for trust in the online environment.
It is a basic condition that must exist within any digital economy or society, and of course for the Digital Single Market (DSM) that we are now building in Europe.