DSN: The Data Act & beyond 

The issue of data sovereignty is more topical than ever. The recently proposed Data Act is one of the legislative building blocks of the EU Data Strategy, aimed at building a more sustainable digital future in which people and organisations have more control over the data they generate. This marks the first time that data sovereignty…

Digital sustainability: What is it? And why does it matter?

Meeco is a tech company from Australia with operations in Europe, and co-founder of the Data Sovereignty Now campaign. The company’s products are used by data custodians to give users control over their data. We asked Katryna Dow, founder and CEO of Meeco, to share her views on digital sustainability. "MAKING THE DATA OWNERS DIRECTLY…

‘Data sovereignty needs to be a horizontal value running through all four dimensions of the EU Digital Compass Communication’

The member organisations of the Data Sovereignty Now coalition have given their input for the Communication “2030 Digital Compass: the European way for the Digital Decade” (Digital Compass Communication) this week. As part of our fundamental human rights, we believe that data sovereignty deserves strong consideration in all assessment of the targets and digital policy.…

Data Sovereignty Now congratulates EU on preliminary DGA

Last week, a European parliamentary negotiation team reached a provisional agreement with the European Council about one of the core new data laws: the Data Governance Act (DGA). The Data Sovereignty Now (DSN) organisation is very pleased with the content of this provisional agreement and regards it as a major step towards data sovereignty. The…

Key finding Data Sovereignty Monitor: people and organisations do not know how to put control over data into practice

The fact that people and organisations across Europe are increasingly looking for ways to gain control over their data is a clear sign that awareness of data sovereignty is growing. However, many don’t know how to put control over data into practice. This is the key finding from the Data Sovereignty Monitor report, which has just been published as part of the Data Sovereignty Now campaign.

Data Sovereignty Monitor reveals that people and organisations do not know how to put control over data into practice

Awareness of data sovereignty is clearly growing across Europe, as illustrated by the fact that people and organisations are increasingly looking for ways to gain control over their data. However, many of them still lack insight into the commercial benefits and are unsure of how to put control of data into practice. These are the key findings…

Data Sovereignty Monitor results support the EU Data Act but reveal lack of readiness

The European Union (EU) is on a mission to achieve data sovereignty, as illustrated by the release of the European Digital Strategy last year. One of the key elements of implementing the EU’s strategy is the Data Act. Data Sovereignty Now conducted the Data Sovereignty Monitor survey in more than 10 countries from June to August…

Blog: Data Sovereignty and the European Data Governance Act

"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…

It’s your data… but are you bothered? Share your thoughts in the Data Sovereignty survey

The European Union is on a mission to achieve data sovereignty. This is supported by the European Digital Strategy, released last year. It is aimed at realising the EU’s vision of ensuring that, by 2030, the EU’s share of the data economy is in line with the region’s traditional economic weight. And the strategy itself is based upon empowering businesses and…