This workshop, organised by the H2020 BlueBRIDGE project, will bring together users operating in the Blue Growth sector and e-infrastructure service providers, for an open discussion on how e-infrastructure services have been adopted by the users and what are the requirements that still need to be addressed. Read more
The European Commission proposed updated legislation to ensure stronger privacy in electronic communications as well as policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as foreseen in the Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015. Read more
The European Commission has proposed policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as part of its Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015.
The Commission is addressing this issue because the EU is currently not making the most of its data potential. To change that, it is necessary to address unjustified restrictions to the free movement of data across borders as well as several legal uncertainties. Read more
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
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
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
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
This Communication looks at proven or potential blockages to the free movement of data and presents options to remove unjustified and or disproportionate data location restrictions in the EU. It also considers the barriers around access to and transfer of non-personal machine-generated data, data liability, as well as issues related to the portability of non-personal data, interoperability and standards. Read more
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
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