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EU set to reveal digital strategy on Wednesday

Loek Essers | May 5, 2015
Google could face increased scrutiny from Wednesday, when the European Commission outlines its strategy to make European companies more competitive online, and to simplify online shopping and movie streaming across borders.

Digital purchases can simply be downloaded, but anything else has to be delivered, often at high cost, so the Commission wants to bring down cross-border parcel delivery prices. Early next year it plans to improve transparency and enhance regulatory oversight of parcel delivery, according to the leaked draft.

By the end of 2015 it also aims to propose changes to copyright rules so people can access legally acquired content, including music and movies, from anywhere in the EU, not just their home country.

The Commission is also seeking swift adoption of the Data Protection Regulation which should address concerns of Europeans who worry that they have to reveal too much personal data online. The new rules should be ready by the end of the year.

Further details of the proposals will be published Wednesday. The Commission declined to comment on them ahead of publication.

 

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