“What kind of world do we want to live in tomorrow? The question arises also when it comes to data – both personal and non-personal – and how it should be dealt with. The European Data Governance Act (DGA) now offers the opportunity to define clear rules on how to use data responsibly as it is shared and exchanged between various parties. A recent IDSA Live Session entitled „The European Data Governance Act from a Data Sovereignty Perspective“ focused on the steps and actions required to set up such rules.”

In this blog, Silvia Castellvi (Senior Consultant at IDSA & OPEN DEI Task Force 1 Coordinator, Communication and Dissemination Leader) discusses and explains the following topics:

  • Aim of the European DGA and its potential to become a global standard for data usage
  • Need for data sovereignty to protect the rights of individual citizens/organisations and in particular, their right to stay in control over their data
  • Introducing the “Soft Infrastructure” as a common framework for data sovereignty
  • How the Soft Infrastructure works as a link embedding Data Spaces in the context of common standards, rules and regulations, aiming to create fair competition across Europe’s economy
  • How the European DGA enables the creation of the de-facto “Soft Infrastructure” with a governance framework for European Data Spaces
  • Introducing the main challenges to address in order to make the European DGA a hands-on tool to clearly define responsibilities and accountabilities

To learn more about the European DGA and the Design Principles for Data Spaces, visit https://design-principles-for-data-spaces.org/

Read the blog on by Silvia Castellvi (IDSA) on “Data Sovereignty and the European Data Governance Act” here

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