Digital Single Market Act II: Data, Robots, Platforms and Brexit

IIEA11th May 20171min
The European Commission announced its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy in March 2015. Two years on it is due to publish its mid-term review of the DSM in early May.   But the world is unexpectedly changed since then, and new challenges have emerged. There is the rising tide of populism, and a reassessment, if not a rejection, of the cooperative models that have been in place since the end of the Second World War. There is also the struggle to understand the likely impacts, opportunities and pit-falls of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how to channel the current societal Deep Shift it is engendering.   And in the near term, there is the challenge of Brexit, and its consequences for crucial components of the digital economy, such as data transfers.  Mr. Madelin addressed these and other aspects of the DSM during his address.

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About the Speech:

The European Commission announced its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy in March 2015. Two years on it is due to publish its mid-term review of the DSM in early May.   But the world is unexpectedly changed since then, and new challenges have emerged. There is the rising tide of populism, and a reassessment, if not a rejection, of the cooperative models that have been in place since the end of the Second World War. There is also the struggle to understand the likely impacts, opportunities and pit-falls of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how to channel the current societal Deep Shift it is engendering.   And in the near term, there is the challenge of Brexit, and its consequences for crucial components of the digital economy, such as data transfers.  Mr. Madelin addressed these and other aspects of the DSM during his address.

 

About the Speaker:

Robert Madelin is former Senior Innovation Advisor at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) and was active in the development of the DSM. Still Brussels-based, he divides his time between public affairs advice at Fipra International and the University of Oxford, where he is Visiting Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations.