The Digital Single Market protects your privacy in the digital age. While you want to surf, email, shop and use credit cards, you also want to be sure that online communications are kept private and that personal information is not misused. New EU rules have strengthened your rights and given you more control over your personal data.

Personal Data Protection

New EU rules have strengthened your rights and given you more control over your personal data. Not only can you more easily access your data, but you are also entitled to clear information regarding its use. And if your data has been hacked, you also have a right to know. On top of this, the privacy you enjoy when making calls applies in just the same way when using instant message apps.

Protection of MinorsĀ 

The EU has also taken affirmative action to protect children, particularly online. In the EU, children now have the same level of protection against content that can have a bad effect on them, when they are online, as when watching TV. In addition, EU rules have been put in place to protect children better against cyberbullying and sexual harassment, as well as pornography and violence.

Cybersecurity

A first step to prevent cybercrime is to make us less vulnerable and more resistant to the various types of cyberattacks. Together with Member States, we have put in place new certification rules to make sure that connected devices and networks are designed with cyberprotection in mind. Information is also key to preventing cybercrime. New rules will make it easier for countries to exchange information on cybersecurity incidents that are taking place. If an attack is detected in another Member State, your country will be made aware quickly enough to put measures in place to avoid your business becoming a target.