Since the Clinton government in the United States has started the National Information Infrastructure Programme [US Government 1993], most other technologically developed countries have issued information infrastructure programmes for the further development of information highways and to strengthen the information and communication industry. A group of representatives, mainly from industry, under the chair of the vice-president of the European Union (EU) commission at that time, Martin Bangemann, elaborated a report and an action plan for the EU [Bangemann 1994] to carry Europe forward into the global information society.
KeywordsEuropean Union Security Mechanism European Union Directive Privacy Model Health Care Network
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