Statement on the Communication from the EU Commission “A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe”

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VdTÜV e.V. welcomes the Communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe (COM(2015) 192) presented by the EU Commission. The Strategy has a very important impact on the economic position of Europe and its competitiveness. A unified and balanced digital single European market is necessary in order to overcome the current fragmentation, avoid unnecessary costs and achieve synergies between the activities of the different EU member states.
On the following pages, VdTÜV e.V. will present its points of view regarding the strategy for a digital single market. The Communication of the EU Commission provides vital cornerstones in the field of consumer protection, although VdTÜV considers that some economic aspects should be added to support achievement of a functioning digital single market. The focus will be on cybersecurity, cloud computing, standardisation and interoperability as well as on training. Moreover, cybersecurity in a digitally-networked world must be considered in close cooperation with other regions, such as East Asia and North America.
In the end, concrete implementation of the Digital Union within a solid legal framework will be decisive for its success.
Digital Action Plan, Digital Single Market, IT security, Cybersecurity, Vocational Training, Data Economy, Competitiveness
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Saturday, October 3, 2015
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