The european commission is launching a public consultation on the formulation of a set of principles for promoting and defending the values of the eu in the digital space.
The consultation, open until 2 september , seeks to enter into a broad social debate and obtaining feedback from citizens, non-governmental organizations and civil society, companies, authorities and all interested parties. These principles guide the EU and member states in the design of digital rules and regulations that provide the benefits of digitalisation for all citizens.
On 9 march, the commission outlined its vision of transforming Europe for digital 2030 in its communication and proposed compiling a set of principles. This covers Such areas as access to Internet services, a safe online environment and of confidence, to health services and public services and the administration focused on the human being. All persons and interested parties can also share his view about the digital education and skills for people to participate actively in society and democratic processes, the ethical principles for algorithms focused on the human being, protection and empowerment of children and young people in the online space or systems and digital devices that respect the environment. They are also invited to propose alternative formulae or delve into other possible principles.
These principles will complement the existing rights which already protect and empower online europeans, as the protection of personal data and privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of establishment and conduct of an e-commerce or the protection of their intellectual creations.
This approach goes hand in hand recent proposal on artificial intelligence the commission intends to ensure that the use of this technology in the eu is reliable and people-centred.
Contributions to the public consultation will serve to fuel a commission proposal for a joint inter-agency statement on the digital principles of the european parliament, the council and the commission. The proposal is expected by the end of 2021.