On February 5, 2016 the Euroepan Commission published the preliminary results of its public consultation on standards in the Digital Single Market. The respondents to the public consultation highlighted the importance of standards to adapt quickly and effectively to new technologies. They identified cybersecurity, the Internet of Things , the data economy, cloud and eHealth as top priority areas where standards should be developed. 

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A full analysis of the public consultation will be published shortly. As part of its Single Market and Digital Single Market strategies, the Commission will issue a Communication setting priorities for ICT standardisation in April. It also works with relevant stakeholders with a view to adopting a Joint Initiative on Standardisation in June. More information can be found here.

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