ICT standardization is a key part of the European Union’s package of measures designed to improve Europe’s competitiveness and productivity. As part of the EU’s Digital Single Market initiative, the European Commission has been working on common ICT standards that would ensure the interoperability of digital technologies, services, and devices. Standardization in the ICT sector is important both for software and hardware developers because it covers areas such as data management and interoperability as well as security of smart devices. The Commission has encouraged businesses operating in the EU to get involved in various standards-related organizations and to participate in the newly-created platform on European standardization.
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