The public consultation will help formulate a set of digital principles to promote and uphold EU values in the digital space. It will gather views from citizens, non-governmental and civil society organisations, businesses, administrations and all interested parties.
The Commission laid out its vision for Europe's digital transformation by 2030 in its Communication “Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade“, and proposed to compile a set of digital principles. This covers areas such as
- access to internet services
- digital education and skills necessary for people to take an active part in society and in democratic processes
- human-centric digital public services and administration
- digital health services
- secure and trusted online environment
- digital systems and devices that respect the environment
- the protection and empowerment of children and young people in the online space
- ethical principles for human centric algorithms
These principles will complement existing rights that already protect and empower Europeans online such as the protection of their personal data and privacy, freedom of expression, freedom to set up and conduct a business online or the protection of their intellectual creations.
Participants to the public consultation are also invited to propose alternative formulations or elaborate on other possible principles.
Find more information and access the public consultation online.