The passing of the Decree indicates a concerted governmental effort to simply and digitalise procedures and, more widely, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of administrative action.
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The decree aims to simplify administrative and bureaucratic processes across numerous industries, including the environment and the green economy sectors.
Commission’s sector inquiry into the Internet of Things: an opportunity to develop regulatory clarity at an early stage
This article, written jointly with Professor Suzanne Rab of Serle Court Chambers, comments on the European Commission's opening of a Sector Inquiry into the Internet of Things.