Maria Gabriel Opens the Fourth Edition of the Digital Life and Design Conference in Brussels

Bulgarian Commissioner opens the fourth edition of the Digital Life and Design Conference in Brussels.

Bulgarian Commissioner Maria Gabriel opened the fourth edition of the Digital Life and Design Conference in Brussels. With over 300 participants - leaders, digital entrepreneurs, politicians, financiers, journalists and academia - she outlined what has been achieved so far in the digital field, outlining major challenges. Maria Gabriel outlined some of the achievements in the digital sector.

"We have ensured the free movement of impersonal data, simplified VAT rules and taken measures to improve the business environment and transparency. We have removed EU roaming and unfair geographical blocking. With the WiFi4EU initiative, involving over 3400 municipalities, Europe has become closer to citizens. Investors in the digital sector will continue to grow through the new Digital Europe, Horizon Europe and Connecting Europe Facility, "said the commissioner for digital economy and society.


In his debate with the participants, the Bulgarian Commissioner raised the issue of the next steps towards digital transformation. According to her, this is only possible if Europe invests in its talents and technology development.

"At the heart of this future success must be a common European approach, centered on man. We need to improve the rules on the responsibility and security of digital platforms, services and products. It is critically important for citizens to know how, where and why their data is collected, used and transferred'', said Maria Gabriel.

She said that investment in technology requires that we focus on artificial intelligence and data.


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