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Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe

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  • European
  • Digital
  • Liability
  • Digitalisation
  • Ownership
  • Businesseurope
  • Noerr
Europe needs better rules for the digital revolution of the economy. Businesses want a standardised, EU-wide legal framework and room for contractual solutions when dealing with data. This emerges from a cross-European survey carried out by Noerr LLP and BusinessEurope, the European umbrella association of national industrial and employers' associations. Business leaders from companies in 20 different countries were interviewed.


INTRODUCTION Between March and April 2017 Noerr LLP in partnership with BusinessEurope, has conducted an inquiry on legal problems digital businesses across European Member States face when taking advantage of digital technologies to elevate their businesses. At the European level, the creation of a true Digital Single Market with the objective of building a European Data Economy is an important priority for the EU, for example, effective cross-border free flow of data should be realised. European companies are also increasingly picking up on digital developments and are beginning to incorporate digital business models to make full use of i.e. data and data analytics. This report, therefore, aims at: 1. Assessing the maturity level of digitalisation among European companies 2. Providing recommendations to the public debate on the legal topics and digital developments that are currently most relevant for companies in Europe Europe needs a common legal framework that allows businesses to compete globally, as opposed to a patchwork of individual national solutions. This report addresses the legal challenges companies are currently facing in Europe and provides recommendations based on an analysis of the answers to our survey. 29 September 2017 BUSINESSEUROPE 4 Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe 2017

Table of content Introduction 4 Table of contents 5 How this Survey was executed 6 Key findings 7 Adoption of Digitalisation 8 Legal Issues and Obstacles 11 Best Practices 17 Legal issues of digitalisation in Europe 2017 5 BUSINESSEUROPE


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