What We Do

Digital Single Market

Overview

The EU Digital Single Market and Digital Economy Unit within the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) is responsible for ensuring a whole of Government approach and cross-Government coordination of the Digital Single Market (DSM) agenda and for leading the DSM Inter-Departmental Committee (IDC) ,which is chaired by the Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Mr Pat Breen TD.

The IDC consists of a well-coordinated large number of Government Departments and agencies which meets every two months to discuss progress on a wide range of specialist technical DSM issues, both at national and EU level. The key areas for consideration over the coming months include: 

  • Platforms to Business
  • Illegal content online
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Digital Europe Programme
  • Copyright
  • Cybersecurity
  • ePrivacy

The DSM agenda is being driven at EU level by initiatives emerging from the European Commission, which in turn are being addressed at national level by DBEI and a few other key Departments.

Comments on the DSM agenda may be sent to the Department at: dsmunit@dbei.gov.ie

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