THE COMMUNICATION REGARDING EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR DATA HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
20 February 2020
The European Commission has published the Communication about European Strategy for Data for the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the regions.
The Communication focuses on a strategy for policy measures and investments that enables the data economy for the coming five years. This data strategy is presented at the same time as the Commission’s Communication on “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future” and a White Paper Artificial Intelligence that indicates how the Commission will support and promote the development and uptake of artificial intelligence across the EU.
According to the Communication, if the EU is to acquire a leading role in the data economy, it has to act now and tackle, in a concerted manner, issues ranging from connectivity to processing and storage of data, computing power and cybersecurity.
It is stated as the basis of the strategy that the Commission launches a comprehensive consultation on the specific measures that could be taken to keep the EU at the forefront of the data-agile economy, while respecting and promoting the fundamental values that are the foundation of European societies.
You can find the full text of the Communication here.
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