Trends Report

Europe's COVID-19 Outlook: Environmental Sustainability Will Take Center Stage As Digital Legislation Slows

April 6th, 2020

Summary

The European Union’s Digital Agenda isn’t dead in the water, but delays and a reframing of priorities are inevitable and necessary to spur post-COVID-19 recovery. Consumer sentiment and regulatory pressure means European firms’ commitment to the green agenda must remain unshaken. COVID-19 has reinforced the value of the digital economy. Expect a subsequent reinforcement of existing regulations for eCommerce, digital privacy, and cybersecurity. As the pandemic wanes, it’s time to revisit best practices and compliance ahead of a fresh wave of regulation.

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