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Digitalisation of industry

Cloud computing, the Internet of Things and big data are transforming European industry, both manufacturing processes and services, increasing efficiency in all sectors. Digitalisation of industry is based on a growing ecosystem of advanced computing, data analytics and communication devices, new levels of connectivity and IT applications over the Internet. This makes industrial value chains shorter and more vertically integrated than in the past. Thanks to digital, boundaries between the digital and physical worlds.

To take advantage of the potential of Big data, Europe must ensure that the regulatory framework enables data-driven innovation, as well as investment in the development of the necessary skills to enable the digital revolution. Europe must also focus on research, development and innovation, especially in the areas where we can face global challenges and regain our leadership on the digital global marketplace.


Press releases Date
Business supports EU’s green light for competitive and safer digital sector 05/07/2022
EU makes a bold step towards fair competition in the digital sector 25/03/2022
Pursuing platform clarity for business users 14/02/2019
A message to Tallinn: unleash Europe’s data economy 29/09/2017
Tax systems must support the take-up of digital technologies in Europe 21/09/2017
Public letters Date
Institutional trilogue negotiations on a new directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (NIS2) - Joint industry letter 07/02/2022
Shaping Europe’s digital future - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Oleg Butković in advance of the 5 June TTE Council conclusions 29/05/2020
Position papers Date
The Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) - a BusinessEurope position paper 27/10/2021
The Digital Markets Act (DMA) - a BusinessEurope position paper 21/05/2021
The Digital Services Act (DSA) - a BusinessEurope position paper 21/05/2021
The Data Governance Act (DGA) - a BusinessEurope position paper 19/04/2021
AI: A European approach to excellence and trust 15/07/2020
The digital response to COVID-19 02/04/2020
Artificial Intelligence recommendations 31/07/2019
Cyber-enabled industrial espionage - BusinessEurope statement 04/10/2018
Robotics and automation - BusinessEurope strategy paper 09/04/2018
BusinessEurope strategy paper on artificial intelligence 15/12/2017
BusinessEurope's views on digital trade 06/02/2017
Reports and studies Date
Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe - Measures to effectively help companies advance their digital strategies 29/09/2017


Svetlana Stoilova

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Last updated: 8 February 2022