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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE The digital single market has been identified as a key plank in Europe’s economic revival, after the worst recession in living memory. I’d go a step further and say that the digital single market isn’t just about getting Europe’s economy back on its feet, it’s about re-fitting Europe… » read more

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The Internet of Things – also known as Industry 4.0 – is rapidly becoming reality, driven by the convergence of increasingly connected devices. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, can help reap the rewards it promises, writes John Higgins. John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE explains some of the concrete benefits that technological innovations… » read more

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By John Higgins, Director General of DIGITALEUROPE If the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was all about dumbing down our consumer protection standards to allow big American corporations to charge in and flog us more of their wares, then I’d be with the protesters who came out to oppose the trade agreement at the… » read more

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The Post online letter published on 27 March 2014 From John Higgins and Lotte de Bruijin The dust of the Nuclear Security Summit has descended. The world has an additional number of arrangements for security. Next year, the Netherlands will host the Fourth International Cyberspace Conference. This Ministerial Conference is an opportunity to also make… » read more

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As the Council is poised to give the Commission a mandate to negotiate an ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Mrs Filipetti, in her capacity as France’s Culture minister, made this letter public: http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2013/06/13/la-france-fer-de-lance-de-l-exception-culturelle-face-au-marche-libre_3429051_3232.html. Its title leaves no doubt that France is spearheading the cultural exception vs free market. What’s wrong with the free… » read more

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When a technology proves disruptive and ubiquitous enough to power networks that attract 2.2 billion users – one third of the world’s population – daily, is it reasonable to pretend that nothing is happening and to support status quo? A variety of regulatory props have been designed to nurture creativity over the last five centuries.… » read more

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Est-il raisonnable de se voiler la face et de se retrancher derrière un dérisoire statu quo au moment où une technologie s’avère révolutionnaire et omniprésente au point d’attirer chaque jour 2,2 milliards de fidèles – un tiers de l’humanité – sur les réseaux dont elle est le moteur? Dans la panoplie réglementaire héritée de l’ère… » read more

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DIGITALEUROPE’s vision is of a Europe that nurtures and supports digital technology industries, and prospers from the jobs we provide, the innovation and economic benefits we deliver and the societal challenges we address. So we are pleased to read, in the renewed EU Industrial Policy published on 10 October, with the telling subtitle “A Stronger… » read more

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Cyber security has become an imperative. Governments around the world are preoccupied by the possibility of targeted cyber-attacks and they rightly take initiatives to protect their citizens. To illustrate: security was selected as one of the priority topics for the European Commission’s Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 last week in Brussels, and many other events have… » read more

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