The economy and society of Europe need to make the most of digital. 47% of EU population is not properly digitally skilled, yet in the near future, 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills.
To maximise the growth The Commission will:
Address barriers in the European Data Economy
The Commission considers some necessary steps to ensure the free flow of data by tackling data location restrictions. It will also explore possible solutions to a number of legal uncertainties emerging in the data economy, such as access to and transfer of non-personal machine-generated data, data liability and portability of non-personal data, interoperability and standards.
Define priorities for standards and interoperability
Support an inclusive digital society
A new e-government plan will also connect business registers across Europe, ensure different national systems can work together, and that businesses and citizens have to put their data "once only" to public administrations. The "once only" measure will potentially save around €5 billion per year by 2017.