September 2010

Unleashing the Digital Single Market by an Ambitious EU Data Policy

Vivane Reding, vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, vowed to use EU justice policy to strengthen the single digital market and announced that she will make a proposal to revise the current Data Protection Directive in October. Her address was preceded by a panel discussion, on Creating Trust and Confidence on the Digital Single Market through Citizen Empowerment, Transparency and Monitoring Mechanism. Lena Ek, member of the committee on industry, research and energy and member of the bureau at the European Parliament; Peter Hustinx, European data protection supervisor; Matthew Key, chairman and CEO of Telefónica Europe and Mario Monti, president of the Bocconi University and author of the report on the single market commissioned by President Barroso, presented a comprehensive overview of the state of play on the Digital Single Market.

Watch a Summary of Discussion and Debate at Digital Confidence Initiative
Watch Vice-President Reding’s remarks on the Digital Single Market in full
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