Saturday, 22 July 2017

Europe sets up a date with data destiny

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 30 September 16

Ansip wants better data-sharing, Vestager wants to stop anticompetitive data-sharing, meanwhile 500 million hacked Yahoo users just want to know where their data is.

Europe should not be afraid of data. That was the key message delivered by the EU's digital single market (DSM) commissioner Andrus Ansip in a speech that was published on the European Commission's Website this week. "Data is the basis of our digital future and prosperity. Data will drive our competitiveness and economic growth," he said. However, for data to realise its potential, it must be allowed to soar majestically across borders, free from the shackles of localisation rules, which Ansip claims do not offer better protection, and only result in fragmentation. "This will be to the detriment of benefits for citizens…

Europe should not be afraid of data. That was the key message delivered by the EU's digital single market (DSM) commissioner Andrus Ansip in a speech that was published on the European Commission's Website this week. "Data is the basis of our digital future and prosperity. Data will drive our competitiveness and economic growth," he said. However, for data to realise its potential, it must be allowed to soar majestically across borders, free from the shackles of localisation rules, which Ansip claims do not offer better protection, and only result in fragmentation. "This will be to the detriment of benefits for citizens…

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