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The EU Commission's Digital Agenda Plan

May 20, 2010, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"The EU Commission has just announced its 5-year plan for IT, which they call its Digital Agenda:

"The Agenda outlines seven priority areas for action: creating a digital Single Market, greater interoperability, boosting internet trust and security, much faster internet access, more investment in research and development, enhancing digital literacy skills and inclusion, and applying information and communications technologies to address challenges facing society like climate change and the ageing population. Examples of benefits include easier electronic payments and invoicing, rapid deployment of telemedicine and energy efficient lighting. In these seven areas, the Digital Agenda foresees some 100 follow-up actions, of which 31 would be legislative.

"What interests us at Groklaw the most on that list of seven areas is interoperability, I'd wager, and here's the goal they set for that:

"Improve ICT standard-setting and interoperability

"To allow people to create, combine and innovate we need ICT products and services to be open and interoperable."

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