The EU Digital Transformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a major acceleration of the already existing trends to digitize Europe’s society and economy. Combined with the new geopolitical situation of enhanced competition between the USA and China, it has brought an added sense of urgency to the need to deliver Europe’s digital transition to secure future social, economic and environmental resilience. With legislation as much as any other norm struggling to adapt to the deep and various change brought on by the digital revolution, the von der Leyen Commission has set itself the ambitious objective of delivering a ‘Europe Fit for the Digital Age’. What is the role of business in delivering this vision? What sort of regulatory framework for the digital economy will foster innovation, fairness, inclusion, growth, and more importantly, the trust of Europeans?

Keywords: #Digital regulation #Artificial intelligence #Digital sovereignty #Machine learning #5G #EU cybersecurity Act #GDPR #Digital skills #Competitiveness #Online platforms #E-commerce #Digital taxation #Blockchain #InTech #Dataflow #Data standards #Illegal content