The German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM) has expressed support for the recent EU Commission strategy regarding a digital European single market. The Commission intends to remove the existing technical and legal barriers to free digital data flows within the EU. According to the Commission, this could add €415 billion to European GDP per year and create 3.8 million new jobs.
BITKOM suggested that the digital single market would provide an opportunity for European unity and a competitive European digital industry, referring in particular to applications such as Cloud Computing, Big Data or Industry 4.0. BITKOM also appealed for the integration of the digital single market into the current negotiations concerning the General Data Protection Regulation.