Commission announces dates to watch for several digital initiatives
A timeline to adopt several key initiatives in digital policy was confirmed in the Commission’s College Agenda. From March 2021, the Commission will be presenting the 2030 Digital Targets Communication which will be focusing on digital infrastructure and ensuring a way to deploy digital equipment across the EU. In April 2021, the Commission will focus on key initiatives: (1) the legislative framework on AI and (2) the proposal for an e-ID. Coupled together, these tw o initiatives aim to create a more secure online environment for citizens and while also helping to protect consumers in the real world. The legislative framework on AI would be one of the first of its kind in the world and it is expected to shape the way the technology would develop both inside and outside of Europe.