The European Commission proposed today policy and legal solutions to unleash EU's data economy, as part of its Digital Single Market strategy presented in May 2015.
The Commission is addressing this issue because the EU is currently not making the most of its data potential. To change that, it is necessary to address unjustified restrictions to the free movement of data across borders as well as several legal uncertainties. The Communication presented today outlines policy and legal solutions to unleash Europe's data economy. The Commission also launched two public consultations and a debate with Member States and stakeholders to define the next steps.