The European Union's Digital Single Market Strategy consists of a series of initiatives intended to promote e-commerce and the digital economy through the harmonization of national laws and the development of uniform technical standards to facilitate interoperability. For a brief overview of the Digital Single Market (DSM), download this factsheet. For additional information, visit the European Commission's website.
Listed below are some of the key pieces of EU legislation related to the Digital Single Market that have been enacted to date. Visit the European Commission's website to view public consultation materials on proposed DSM legislation.
For those unfamiliar with the different types of EU legislation, the following definitions are provided:
EU courts are generating a growing body of case law involving legislation related to the Digital Single Market. To search by keyword for EU case law, use the EUR-Lex database and select "EU Case Law" from the menu at the top of the homepage. Searchable databases of EU case law also are available on Lexis and Westlaw.