Interested in the Digital Single Market?
The last few weeks of December 2015 saw a lot of action around the issue of Digital Single Market (DSM). This is an EU initiative to eliminate barriers for digital goods and services. If implemented smartly, a DSM would make cross-country purchases easier and could even allow you to access your UK Netflix account while you’re in France, for example. In short, a DSM could be a boon for growth and innovation.
The details matter though. If implemented the wrong way, this DSM could hinder the growth and innovation we’ve been seeing in the Android app development space. There are some new rules being discussed that could slow down the evolution of the Internet ecosystem, block newcomers, and slow Internet services. The European Commission just finished gathering surveys from the public on this issue and we're monitoring it closely.
We're available for devs and others who are interested in learning more about it, have questions, or want to get involved. Just submit on the form below and the Google Policy team will be in touch!