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 benefits 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?

  • Will the DSM Strategy Spur Innovation?

    Andrea Renda, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

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  • Economic Implications of Further Harmonisation of Electronic Communications Regulation in the EU

    J. Scott Marcus, Bruegel
    Christian Wernick, WIK Consult

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

    Joanna Mazur, University of Warsaw
    Michal Palinski, University of Warsaw
    Maciej Sobolewski, University of Warsaw

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  • Detours on the Path to a European Big Data Economy

    Barbara Engels, German Economic Institute

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

    Catherine Middleton, Ryerson University
    Reza Rajabiun, Ryerson University

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  • A European Agenda for Smart Consumer Protection Rules for Digital Services

    Alexandre de Streel, University of Namur

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