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Digital Single Market - London

04/12/2015

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.

 

MODERATOR:

Martine CROXALL
BBC News Presenter
@MartineBBC

 

SPEAKERS:

Vicky FORD MEP
@vickyford

 

Robert MADELIN
European Commission, European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), Senior Adviser
@eurohumph

 

Matthew FELL
CBI, Director for Competitive Markets
@CBItweets

 

Eddy LEVITEN
Director General, Alliance for Intellectual Property

 

Damian TAMBINI
Associate Professor at LSE, Director of the Media Policy Project, Programme Director: MSc Media & Communications (Governance)
@damiantambini

 
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MORE INFO:

European Parliamentary Research Service on Digital Single MarketThe UK vision for the EU's digital economy