Today I start looking into the next EU Commission priority - A Europe fit for the digital age.
Digital technology is changing people’s lives. The EU’s digital strategy aims to make this transformation work for people and businesses, while helping to achieve its target of a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.
The scope of this priority consists of 14 actions. The following list is sorted by the dates when the EU Commission published proposals or when regulations were agreed also by EU Parliament and EU Member States.
The European Data Governance Act was proposed on 25 November 2020. It will increase trust in data sharing, strengthen mechanisms to increase data availability and overcome technical obstacles to the reuse of data.
The Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) was proposed by the EU Commission on 16 December 2020.
On 21 April 2021, the Commission proposed Artificial Intelligence Act, the first ever legal framework on AI, which addresses the risks of AI and positions Europe to play a leading role globally.
First announced on 10 March 2020, it aims for the EU industry to lead the twin green and digital transitions. An update was published on 5 May 2021 to address the impact from COVID-19 on Europe’s business. See details
The European Digital Identity Regulation was proposed on 28 May 2021. Such identity will be available to EU citizens, residents, and businesses who want to identify themselves or provide confirmation of certain personal information.
The EU Commission proposed on 8 February 2022 a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the EU's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications. See the press release
§ A proposal put forward by the Commission in December 2020, resulted in the Digital Market Act agreed between the European Parliament and the EU Member States on 22 March 2022. Check the Q&A
The Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Union Secure Connectivity Programme for the period 2023-2027 was announced on 15 February 2022. Check details
A proposal put forward by the Commission in December 2020, resulted in the Digital Services Act (DSA) agreed between the European Parliament and the EU Member States on 23 April 2022. Interesting is the fact page on the DSA
For the following actions, I could not find related proposals