Conservatives to host major hearing on digital economy

29-Jun-2015 @ 13:45

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When - 09:30 - 11:30, Wednesday 1st July
Where - European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 1H1

 

As part of the Conservative MEPs' new campaign to highlight the opportunities of the Digital Single Market, East of England MEP Vicky Ford, the chair of the European Parliament's Internal Market Committee, is holding a public hearing with some of the key players in the digital economy.

Among the participants will be representatives from Uber, Yelp and Air BnB.

The hearing will also hear from Bruno Segers, the former CEO of Microsoft Benelux, and Wojciech Wiewiórowski, the Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor, to discuss the challenges of protecting personal data.

The digital and tech sectors already support almost one and a half million jobs in the UK, and the e-commerce market in the UK is valued at over €100bn, the largest in the EU.

Our campaign, "The Digital Single Market - What's In It For Britain" revolves around five key priorities for ensuring that British businesses and consumers reap the benefits of the digital single market.

These include
• Greater choice and confidence for consumers buying products online
• Making it easier for small businesses to operate online and sell across borders
• Ensuring the internet is safe and secure, especially for children
• Supporting our digital entrepreneurs and boosting the use of big data
• Allowing consumers to travel with the digital content they have bought.

If you wish to attend the hearing, please email elizabeth.trump@europarl.europa.eu . If you require access to the European Parliament, please include your full name, address, date of birth, nationality and passport number.

The hearing will be webstreamed at: ecrgroup.eu/sharing-economy  

You can find more about our Digital Single Market campaign at http://conservativeeurope.com/key-messages/conservative-meps-campaign-for-the-rights-of-business-and-consumers-within-the-digital-single-market

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