The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy wants to develop the regulatory framework to facilitate more investment and innovation on the basis of fair competition while at the same time guaranteeing data sovereignty and the protection of fundamental rights of individuals and companies.
Have your say: Green Paper launched for open discussion process
We want to hold a broad dialogue to discuss these aspects and possible regulatory approaches. The Ministry's Green Paper as part of the 2025 Digital Strategy has launched a dialogue process; it summarises the current status of the discussion on rules and policies for digital platforms.
The results will be published in a White Paper at the beginning of 2017. Interested parties, experts from business, academia and science, and government representatives had the possibility to submit comments by 30 September 2016; the interim results were published in the .