Key points for CIOs to note include:
• The completion of the single digital European market, as envisaged by her predecessor, Viviane Reding. Commenting on this, Kroes said, “Europe is already behind major economies like the US on ICT. This will not change so long as the only true digital single market is illegal.”
• To help facilitate the single digital market and increase innovation, a renewed commitment to open standards and interoperability.
• “Reinforced” rules on personal data protection. It is highly likely that the EU will force website operators to report security breaches.
• Internet connections with speeds of 30 Mbps or more for all EU citizens.