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Commission launches digital single market strategy

The European Commission has launched a strategy for the digital single market, which aims to increase the continent’s digital capacity and cooperation through initiatives including the digitisation of research.

The strategy, launched on 6 May, includes a list of 16 points that the Commission said should be implemented by the end of 2016. These include building a data economy based on big data and cloud services, banning governments from setting different restrictions on viewing online content, as well as tackling cybercrime and protecting personal data.

The strategy comprises of three sections; better access to digital goods and services, helping companies and researchers to become more innovative, and increasing the digital economy.

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