New declaration on digital rights and principles promotes European values online


EU institutions and Member States have concluded the negotiations for a new declaration on digital rights and principles, which will provide a value-based benchmark for digital transformation in the European Union.

With its human-centric approach, the declaration establishes rights and principles for the online world, while promoting European values in the digital environment. In particular, it focuses on digital sovereignty and the respect of fundamental rights, while also emphasising the importance of freedom of choice in interactions with algorithms and artificial intelligence systems.

The document complements the EU's digital targets and fits within the Union's vision for a digitally transformed Europe by 2030. As such, it is meant to become a reference point for policymakers and businesses dealing with digital technologies, and to set an example for other countries.

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