Public Wi-Fi has grown so rapidly across Europe that we almost take it as a given at cafés, restaurants, museums and other public places nowadays. In 2013, there were 16.8 million public Wi-Fi spots in Europe. By the end of next year, that figure is projected to surpass 108 million. This infographic charts the recent growth in European public Wi-Fi and details initiatives which are expected to be rolled out over the next few years which will further enhance the continent’s connectivity.
In May 2018, a number of EU member states will adopt new data privacy legislation known as the General Data Protection Regulation, which intends to update and streamline data privacy laws across the EU. The changes will ensure a greater deal of accountability for protecting people’s personal data in a workplace and sets out a rigid set of guidelines to be followed, with any breaches punishable by substantial fines. Read more about the upcoming GDPR changes and how business can adapt to these in the infographic below.