Sign of the times

Commission seeks standardised system

One day, maybe in the not too distant future, Europeans needing medical assistance when away from home could be able to gain secure access to their health records online; students could register for a foreign university from the comfort of their bedroom; and a company bidding for a contract in a different country could be able to sign the paperwork without needing paper or post. The technology already exists, but the agreements to let it happen remain elusive.

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