The European Digital Single Market

INTERECONOMICS,Vol 52, No.4 July/August 2017                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Forum: The European Digital Single Market

In 2015 the European Commission adopted the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, aiming to establish common European data protection rules, reform telecoms rules and modernise copyright rules, among other goals. The authors in this Forum review the progress made thus far and explore the opportunities for further improvements to the EU’s digital regulatory framework. How can the DSM ensure data privacy and online consumer protection? What degree of harmonisation of rules in the 28 member states is necessary? Can small businesses take advantage of the potential benefits of big data, or are these benefi ts limited to large companies that can afford to invest in the proper analysis of the data? What lessons can the EU draw from experiences in other parts of the world? Perhaps most importantly, how can the DSM be optimised to support European innovation and economic growth?

Forum: Will the DSM Strategy Spur Innovation?

By Andrea Renda

Forum: Economic Implications of Further Harmonisation of Electronic Communications Regulation in the EU

By J. Scott Marcus and Christian Wernick

Forum: GDPR: A Step Towards a User-centric Internet?

By Maciej Sobolewski, Joanna Mazur and Michał Paliński

Forum: Detours on the Path to a European Big Data Economy

By Barbara Engels

Forum: Regulatory Federalism and Broadband Divergence: Implications of Invoking Europe in the Making of Canadian Telecom Policy

By Reza Rajabiun and Catherine Middleton

Forum: A European Agenda for Smart Consumer Protection Rules for Digital Services

By Alexandre de Streel

Editorial: Macron a Game Changer for Europe?

By Daniel Gros

Letter from America: America’s Health Care War

By Jacob S. Hacker

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