The speech features
interesting elements related to the challenges ICT based structures might face
in the future, as well as eHealth:
between administrations should be emphasized
application of US neutrality rules in the EU could ensure the benefits of the
open internet for creative start-ups. This could be interesting for VPH.
- A deeper
harmonization in the EU would improve competitiveness.
- Mrs. Kroes
mentions eHealth as an area that matters, where interoperability could
stimulate a growing market.
On public procurement,
commissioner for the Digital Agenda states that openness will help as public
authorities are big buyers of new digital solutions. The public bodies need the
widest possible choice in terms of suppliers. Measures improving market access
to public procurement could translate into profitable opportunities for VPH in the future.
On data and privacy,
- Mrs Kroes
acknowledges that our understanding of privacy is rapidly evolving. Recalling
the ‘PRISM’ scandal, Mrs. Kroes highlights that being strong on privacy can be
a competitive advantage. She wishes for Europe to be seen as the ‘safest corner
of the internet’.
- Mrs Kroes
clearly asserts that EU-US relations will be ‘more beneficial’ if we give
priority to the digital economy, but nevertheless insists on trust and security
in terms of privacy. Mrs Kroes’s stance on privacy should be followed, as it
could impact on the future developments of the Data protection regulation.
- The full speech can be