Digital Single Market - London
Research suggests that a fully functioning digital single market (DSM) could add up to £375 billion a year to the EU economy and many governments as well as the European Commission see it as one of the key planks of the reforms needed to boost competitiveness, growth and jobs. But the EU's digital markets remain very fragmented, with low levels of cross-border e-commerce. What new laws are required to capitalise on this potential? How should data protection and intellectual property be safeguarded? How should the EU go about establishing a single area for online payments or better protecting consumers in cyberspace?
MEP Vicky Ford, Chair of the European Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, was at Europe House to lead an expert panel to discuss and debate the problems and controversies facing the realisation of the DSM.
Director General, Alliance for Intellectual Property