The European Union and the United States issued a joint statement after the fourteenth EU-U.S. Information Society Dialogue held in Washington, DC on 28 June 2016. The dialogue has proved to be the longest-running formal channel of EU-US cooperation on ICT and digital economy matters.
This joint statement highlights a section of ICT Standards which have given weight to thematic areas such as 5G, cybersecurity, IoT, e-Health, etc. These topics have been identified by DISCOVERY survey conducted among Europe, the US and Canada, which are going to be encouraged and promoted within the framework of DISCOVERY project.
The statement also addresses that both parties have expressed strong will to collaborate and to explore expansive opportunities for stakeholder engagement, which includes workshops and public consultations. DISCOVERY expects to contribute to this initiative through its Transatlantic ICT Forum, Capacity Building Workshops, and ICT Discovery Lab.
The joint statment also touched upon the progress in the implementation of EU Digital Single Market, the modernisation of the EU’s regulatory and non-regulatory framework for both citizens and businesses to thrive in the digital age and the proposals coming out in September concerning telecommunications and copyright.
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