Vodafone boss warns Brexit threatens digital influence
21 June 2016
- From the section Business
Vodafone’s chief executive has warned Britain risks exclusion from plans for a giant new single market in digital services if it votes to leave the European Union.
The EU is expected to publish proposals for the new digital single market later this year.
Vittorio Colao told the BBC it would be a missed opportunity if Britain “tried to sit outside”.
He said Britain could participate, but not help write the rules.
“The next big opportunity is in digital. Britain is particularly strong in digital, and it would be a missed opportunity if it tried to sit outside,” he told the BBC’s Today programme.
Mr Colao said Britain would not be able to influence important decisions on copyright, e-commerce and and cyber security.
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