The new European Commission recognises that an increased dependency on digitalisation is necessary to achieve climate neutrality, improve access to online services and to make Europe into a global technological leader. Increased digital dependency can only be successful if it protects the privacy rights of users through the data protection law (GDPR) and increase’s its efficiency by improving e-commerce, for both consumers and companies. For these to be achievable, new rules must be developed to accommodate technological advancements which benefit the economy and society. These measures constitute the Commission’s digital strategy plan and aim to make the EU fit for the digital age.
The Digital Agenda focuses on three key objectives to ensure that digital solutions help Europe to pursue its own way towards a digital transformation that works for the benefit of people through respecting our values:
Technology that works for people - Development, deployment and uptake of technology that makes a real difference to people’s daily lives.
A fair and competitive economy - A frictionless single market, where companies of all sizes and in any sector can compete on equal terms, and can develop, market and use digital technologies, products and services at a scale that boosts their productivity and global competitiveness, and consumers can be confident that their rights are respected.
An open, democratic and sustainable society - A trustworthy environment in which citizens are empowered in how they act and interact, and of the data they provide both online and offline.
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