In 2018, 85% of people aged 16-74 in the European Union (EU) reported they had used the internet during the previous three months. This share ranged from 98% in Denmark to 65% in Bulgaria. Internet use has grown rapidly over the years – in 2007 it stood at 57% and in 2012 at 73%.
People who buy or download music, apps, games or use cloud services will be better protected if a trader fails to supply the content or service or provides a defective one.
The EU is increasing the availability and reuse of publicly funded data. This will significantly contribute to the competitiveness of the European data economy and spur the development and uptake of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and many others.
Negotiators from the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the Commission have reached an agreement on a revised directive that will facilitate the availability and re-use of public sector data.