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European declaration on digital rights and principles for the digital decade


The Commission wants to ensure people are empowered to fully enjoy the opportunities that the digital decade brings. So, it proposed a set of European digital rights and principles that reflect EU values and promote a sustainable, human-centric vision for the digital transformation.

The declaration was signed by the Presidents of the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council, reflecting the shared political commitment of the EU and its Member States to promote and implement the rights and principles in all areas of digital life.

The European digital rights and principles will complement existing rights, such as data protection, ePrivacy, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. They will build on the experience of the European Pillar of Social Rights. And, they will provide guidance for the EU and Member States as they adapt to the digital transformation.

This content is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

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Jurisdiction: Europe - EU

Date published: 23 Jan 2023

License:  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence


Domain: Horizontal

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