Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society: “The issue is how to use our potential to become a real leader in the digital world”
Digital transformation is a priority for the European Union and its leaders met at the Tallinn Digital Summit at the end of September. Appointed this summer as European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel was the guest of The Global Conversation on Euronews.
She answers Grégoire Lory’s questions and tells us in about her mission to foster innovation and economic growth in the digital sector while ensuring network security for businesses and citizens, as well as protect freedom of expression.
About the EU digital market position compared to the United States and China: “I don’t think we should waste time trying to copy what others have already done. Let’s focus on our own innovations. We have no more time to lose!
The EU has asserted its leadership in some of the slightly less visible parts of the internet, such as: nano-robotics, security chips and automobiles. Today, the issue is how to use that potential to become a real leader in the digital world.”
About removing illegal content and incitement to hatred and terrorism on digital platforms: “This requires dialogue with the platforms first, to devise a quick and efficient deletion process, while respecting the rules of transparency.
However, today we also have a message to convey. We want the 41% of content that stays on the web to disappear. We no longer want content that stays online for longer than a week because analysis shows that the biggest impact occurs in the first two hours after content is published. ”