State of play of the EU’s digital legal landscape

The Digital Single Market strategy is one of the EU’s top priorities. Adopted on 6 May 2015, the EU’s ambition is to develop the EU into a single digital market and to make the EU’s single market “fit for the digital age”.

On 9 March 2021, the Commission presented a vision and avenues for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. Determined to make this Europe’s “Digital Decade”, the EU Commission has made several legislative proposals with a view to strengthening Europe’s digital sovereignty.

These proposals are both ambitious and transformative in nature. The goal is to put Europe at the forefront of technological development (with a strong focus on data, technology, and infrastructure) while protecting the fundamental rights of individuals.

They will have a strong impact on the different actors of the digital economy as they increase the level of responsibility and create new obligations.

Our colleagues at European law firm have looked at the future to see how the field of privacy is progressively evolving towards a new area that we like to call: “digital law”.

In this article, they present the state-of-play of some of the EU’s key legislative proposals in the field of data protection, artificial intelligence, digital services and cybersecurity.

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