27 Jul 2018
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 27 JULYBrussels Daily
Digital Single Market: Enjoy your new digital rights across Europe during summer holiday
This summer, the Digital Single Market brings Europeans more digital rights than ever before, strengthening citizens’ online trust and security. Since the abolition of roaming charges in June 2017, people already have been able use their mobile phones while travelling in the EU without paying extra charges. Under the new data protection rules,which have been in place across the EU since 25 May 2018, Europeans have more control over their personal data. Additionally, since April 2018, consumers can access online content services they have subscribed to in their home country also when travelling across the EU. To mark the digital achievements, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said: “Europeans are already starting to feel the benefits of the Digital Single Market. This summer you will be able to bring your favourite TV programmes and sports matches with you wherever you travel in the EU. By the end of this year, you will also be able to buy festival tickets or rent cars online from all over the EU without being geo-blocked or re-routed.” In the upcoming months, more digital rights will become a reality. From September onwards, Europeans will have increasingly the right to use their national electronic identification (eID) across the whole EU to access public services; and from December, everyone will benefit from the free flow of non-personal data and will be able to shop online without unjustified discrimination wherever they are in the EU. All existing and upcoming digital rights are in the press release.