Europe proposes a “single digital market.” I love this Europe

Europe proposes a “single digital market.” I love this Europe

Regulators will unveil their plans to create, over the next two years, a single market for digital goods, services, capital, and content. That would prevent tactics like “geoblocking” that prevent people in certain countries from using an online service.

“Europe cannot be at the forefront of the digital revolution with a patchwork of 28 different rules for telecommunications services, copyright, IT security and data protection,” explained Günther H. Oettinger, the European Commission’s commissioner for the digital economy and society. “We need a European market, which allows new business models to flourish, startups to grow, and the industry to take advantage of the Internet of things. And people have to invest too — in their IT skills, be it in their job or their leisure time.”


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