Some 96 % of young people (and 70 % of citizens) in Europe use the internet every day. The young communicate, play, shop, learn and work online. While offering a galaxy of opportunities, the digital environment also has a dark side. Cybercrime knows no borders and cyber-attacks can take on various forms, targeting all kinds of things, ranging from our devices and wallets, to our way of life. How can we make our digital society more resilient and our cybersecurity stronger? How does the EU help us reinforce our cyber-preparedness and response?
Applying the “blockchain” model to areas like energy use, supply chains and governance would cut costs for firms and empower citizens, said the Industry Committee.
The 13th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Finance Ministers’ meeting took place in Sofia on 26 April 2018. The ministers discussed the taxation of the digital economy, global economic development and cyber-risks to the financial system.
Tomorrow the Commission will bring ministers, representatives of EU countries, industry, academia and civil society representatives together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, eHealth and innovation.
Today, the European Commission released the 2018 Rolling Plan on ICT Standardisation, which identifies ICT standardisation activities in support of EU policies.