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This article discusses issues related to the Digital Single Market’s implementation in the European Union. The author analyzes the regulation of the personal data protection in the EU and some of the cyber security obstacles. Successfull implementation of the Digital Single Market will boost growth and jobs and will impact various aspects of life of the EU citizens.

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Y. Kochev
outh-West University “Neofit Rilski”
Russian Federation


1. Communication From the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Brussels. 6.5.2015. Available at:

2. European Commission, Consumer survey identifying the main cross-border obstacles to the DSM and where they matter most, forthcoming 2015.

3. Europol. The Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (iOCTA). 2014.

4. Zappa, F. (2014). Cybercrime and the risks for the economy and enterprises at the European Union and Italian levels. United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).

5. European Commission. Special Eurobarometer 423. Cybersecurity. 2015.

6. European Commission. Special Eurobarometer 404. Cybersecurity. 2013.

7. Joint Statement of the 18th Meeting of the WSC 22 May 2014, Taipei.


For citation:

Kochev Y. Obstacles and Trends. Kutafin Law Review. 2017;4(2):449-457.

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