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.
Quantum theory has fundamentally changed our understanding of how light and matter behave at a microscopic scale.
It has led to a drastically different approach to computing, sensing and communications. It has transformed our daily lives beyond measure.
This week sees the European Union's heads of state or government meet in Estonia to discuss how to build Europe's digital future up to 2025.
This is a good time for the Tallinn summit to be held. It can really help the DSM to move from vision to reality. That is what is needed for people to see and feel the digital difference, and as soon as we can make it happen.
With the summer holiday season now upon us, many Europeans will be travelling away from home and keen to keep in touch via their mobile devices – with family and friends, with the daily news or just to stream some music or video online.
In just two weeks, people travelling in Europe will no longer have to worry about huge bills when they use their mobile phones. Roaming surcharges end as of June 15. This removes a source of real frustration for many millions of people.