The last five years were all about the EU acknowledging global digital transformation with its flagship Digital Single Market initiative. Standards were set or reviewed for data, platforms, copyright, telecoms, broadcasting and much more. If 2019 is the year of change due to EU elections, 2020 will be the year of impact. The new European Commission mandate and new European Parliament mean that new legislation is on the horizon. The upcoming legislative agenda will be shaped by the values and political convictions of the EU’s new policy-makers. We can expect a renewed focus on creating a level playing field for digital actors, promoting innovation and prioritising sustainability. Supporting European champions in a globally competitive marketplace will remain central to ongoing debates. New European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has spoken of the EU achieving “technological sovereignty” through standard-setting and strategic investments.
Prepare for the opportunities and challenges of this 5-year mandate, as we outline the top 5 issues likely to dominate the EU’s digital agenda by visiting our website here- http://trends.getready4.eu/