LIBE Opinion on the Digital Single Market

07 December 2015

The Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) stated its opinion on the Digital Single Market (DSM) the 1st December.

The LIBE Committee particularly stresses the need for compliance with fundamental rights and for reinforcing trust and security in digital services. There are key elements for building a competitive Digital Single Market.

MEP’s focus on the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive and on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and call for a final adoption in order to enhance protection and privacy where personal data are used. Besides the legislative action, they promote tools such as encryption, privacy by default and by design.

As a reminder, the Committees ECON, EMPL, TRAN, CULT and JUR provide opinions on the draft report. Their opinions will be entered into the final text which is expecting to be voted in January 2016 during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.