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European Consumer Day 2017 - The Digital Single Market: How does it benefit consumers?

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Start date : 21/03/2017
End date : 21/03/2017
Where: 
St Julian’s, Malta
European Economic and Social Committee,
Economy and the euro, Consumer affairs and public health,

Today's digital transformation is reshaping our lives and economies, generating profound changes in the way we produce, consume and access to services. But equally importantly, Europe needs a fully operational Digital Single Market to ensure that all European citizens can benefit from the advantages of the digital era safely and on an equal footing.

What are the expected impacts on our everyday lives in the very near future? Are we aware of the pitfalls and risks when sharing our data online or feeding big data? How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) change production and consumption? How can digital technology effectively support the transition towards a more sustainable economy? How does a digitally-supported collaborative economy tie in with consumers' rights as we know them?

All these ideas and more will be explored at the 2017 edition of the European Consumer Day. Organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for the last 18 years, this annual event will bring together consumers, policymakers and IT experts not only to weigh in on the issues affecting digital consumers but also to shape the European dialogue about the Digital Single Market.

Follow us on Twitter @EuropeanConsume. The event will be live tweeted: #EESConsumers ; #DigitalSingleMarket

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