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Slide showing a laptop and text "Delivering on the Digital Single Market - Stronger privacy rules for electronic communications"
Slide showing a laptop and text "Delivering on the Digital Single Market - Stronger privacy rules for electronic communications"
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The Commission is proposing new legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications, while opening up new business opportunities. The measures presented today aim to update current rules, extending their scope to all electronic communication providers. They also aim to create new possibilities to process communication data and reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market – a key objective of the Digital Single Market strategy. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
Data is a new type of economic asset, which is rapidly becoming vital in the global economy. Most economic activity will depend on data within a few years. This provides great opportunities for a wide range of sectors. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The Commission has proposed a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications to update current rules to technical developments and to adapt them to the General Data Protection Regulation that will enter into application in May 2018. The objective is to reinforce trust and security in the Digital Single Market. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 26/04/2017
This public consultation on Building a European data economy will help shaping the future policy agenda on the European data economy. This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European data economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into the Commission's possible future initiative on the European Data Economy in 2017. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications will increase the protection of people's private life and open up new opportunities for business. Other language versions will be available mid-February and will be accessible from this page. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
BECH building, room AMPERE - Rue 5 Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg
The European Commission (Learning, Multilingualism & Accessibility Unit at DG CONNECT) organised an Information and Networking day to discuss Horizon 2020 LEIT Work Programme 2016-17 and present the "Interfaces for accessibility" topic (ICT 23) from the 2016 Call. Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
This study from London Economics points to restrictions of the free flow of data within the European Union. In the EU there are numerous legal and administrative requirements to localise data, especially in the form of compliance obligations aimed at ensuring regulatory oversight and access. Many believe, wrongly, that data storage and processing within national boundaries is mandatory or advised. (study reference: SMART 2015/0016) Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The Communication on "Building a European Data Economy" includes analysis and policy actions to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the European Union. This extract highlights details from an ongoing policy-related study ending beginning of 2017 (Study reference: SMART 2015/0054) Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
The study highlights the economic benefits of cloud computing uptake and free flow of data within the European Union. The study shows that a Wider adoption of cloud services could add cumulative total revenue of EUR 449 billion to the EU28 GDP with significant impact on employment and business creation. Implementation of security certification and removal of data localisation requirements could increase benefits by EUR 19 billion between 2015 and 2020 (study reference: SMART 2014/0031). Read more
From 10/01/2017 to 10/01/2017
This study was conducted to support the Commission in gathering the evidence base needed to evaluate Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications and to assist the Commission in assessing a number of policy options, notably from an economic perspective. The study was performed with a view to collect fact and figures, as well as other relevant information, to be used by the Commission in the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT) evaluation of the ePrivacy Directive and in the work of assessing the policy options that could lead to a possible legislative revision. Read more

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