The European Commission's initiatives aim to improve online security, trust and inclusion. Trust and security are at the core of the Digital Single Market Strategy.

The EU cybersecurity strategy, adopted in 2013, outlines the principles that will guide the EU action in this domain - for example the importance of access to the internet, and the protection of fundamental rights online. Following the review of the strategy in 2017, the European Commission has put forward a series of measures that will further improve EU cyber resilience and response.

In the ePrivacy domain, the main objective is the protection of the confidentiality and the security of communications, which is rooted in the fundamental right to the respect of private and family life (including communications), as enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

The Commission is working with social networking sites, the internet industry, parents, and other groups to build a better internet for kids. The Safer Internet Programme funds projects which empower and protect children and young people online

Europe's e-Inclusion policy ensures that no one is left behind and promotes the use of ICTs to overcome exclusion, and improve employment opportunities, quality of life, social participation and cohesion.

A reliable system of electronic signatures that work across EU countries through trust services and eId is vital for safe electronic commerce and efficient delivery of online public services

Published: 
10 February 2015
Last update: 
19 September 2017
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