Archive: May 19, 2015

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Webinar Update: European Commission Strategy on the Digital Single Market

Webinar Update: European Commission Strategy on the Digital Single Market

We recently held a webinar on the highly anticipated EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy, which was released on May 6th by the European Commission.

To listen to the webinar recording and view the presentation slides, please click here.

The objective of the strategy is to tear down the regulatory obstacles to doing business online, and it will pose potential major challenges as well as opportunities for almost every company doing business in the EU. According to the European Commission the reforms could add €415bn per year to the European economy. The strategy is built on three pillars:

  1. better access for consumers and businesses to digital goods and services across Europe;
  2. creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish;
  3. maximising the growth potential of the digital economy.

In this webinar, Ignasi Guardans, Brussels Partner and former member of the European Parliament, presented the strategy as a whole, with a focus on some of its most challenging aspects in areas such as media law and copyright reform in the European Union.

Etienne Drouard, Paris Partner and former public officer at the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority), presented the announced changes in the legal framework of e-commerce, data management and privacy.

Annette Mutschler-Siebert, Berlin Partner, presented the measures related to e-government, e-procurement and how they will impact businesses.

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