The Digital Single Market – What role for Big Data?

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On the 6th of May, the European Commission announced its long-awaited strategy for a Digital Single Market, with issues ranging from consumer rights in online retail, copyright and data protection to network expansion and the use of modern techniques for industry.

The paper is designed to help usher in a new era of European dominance in the burgeoning digital economy, but how far does it go to enable to full exploitation of Big Data? More specifically:

What role does Big Data play in the Digital Single Market paper?

Can Big Data boost industrial competitiveness?

What will the strategy bring, in terms of data protection, for citizens and businesses?

The European data economy will require large numbers and varieties of data scientists. Do we have enough qualified scientists? How do we overcome the skills gap?

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