On 10 May 2017, the European Commission (EC) published the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market (DMS) strategy, taking stock of progress made to date.
Since May 2015, the European Commission has delivered 35 legislative proposals and policy initiatives, as announced in its Digital Single Market strategy. The Commission is now seeking political agreement with the European Parliament and the Council on all proposals, above all the updated European Union telecoms rules. According to the Commission, these will boost investments in high-speed and quality networks, which are critical for the full deployment of the digital economy and society.
The European Commission has identified three key areas where action is needed at EU level:
- accomplishing the full potential of the European data economy;
- protecting Europe's assets by addressing challenges of cybersecurity;
- promoting online platforms as elements providing a fair Internet ecosystem.
- Digital Single Market: Commission calls for swift adoption of key proposals and maps out challenges ahead http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-1232_en.htm