The European Commission's initiatives aim to improve online security, trust and inclusion. Trust and security are at the core of the European Digital 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 leading ICT and media companies, civil society, industry associations, research community, parents, teachers, children and Member States to build a better and safer internet for kids through the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children, using funding, coordination and self-regulation. With the Connecting Europe Facility and the future Digital Europe Programme, it funds the network of Safer Internet Centres in Member States and the Better Internet for Kids portal to share resources and best practices across Europe. 

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.