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Late last year, I gave my predictions for 2015 to SCL - The IT Law Community:
Futurology rewards the brave. Therefore, I predict with some confidence that by 21 October 2015 automatic dog-walkers, bar code licence plates, food hydrators—oh!—and hoverboards will become a reality.
Perhaps I was confusing reality with Back to the Future II?
An easy mistake to make.
However, time continues to move on relentlessly; technology seems to move on even quicker.
The law, as always, struggles to keep up.
Yesterday, the relatively new European Commission tried to get a grip on the challenges of the digital revolution by adopting its Digital Single Market for Europe strategy. It includes a set of 16 targeted actions to be delivered by the end of 2016.
Here are the highlights for online businesses:
The Digital Single Market and this strategy will be on the agenda of the European Council meeting on 25-26 June, so watch this space.
What’s abundantly clear, is that it is an ambitious timetable and, if the Data Protection regulation is anything to go by, the deadline of the end of 2016 might not be particularly realistic.
So, do you think the Commission’s proposals for a European digital single market are on the right track? Vote here:
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