Digital technologies are transforming at an extraordinary speed the way we live, think, communicate, and conduct business.
While these developments have the potential to truly benefit society at large, they also raise many serious regulatory challenges and important questions regarding consumer protection, security, privacy and access.
The Juncker Commission has rightfully recognised the potential of the digital technologies and made it a top priority for its mandate. Aiming at bolstering the digital economy, the European Commission has already announced a flurry of legislative proposals and policy initiatives. They include legislative proposals for electronic communications, copyright, online content, geo-blocking, as well as policy initiatives in innovative areas such as big data, the Internet of Things or Cloud Computing.