The European Data Governance Act from a data sovereignty perspective

Why it’s time for Europe to adopt moonshot thinking for data Almost 60 years ago, on 25 May 1961, US President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress and proposed that the US “should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to…

Why it’s time for Europe to adopt moonshot thinking for data

The time has come to redistribute the balance of power in the digital economy. We need to create a level playing field for data by putting people and organisations in control of the data they generate – in other words, by establishing ‘data sovereignty’. This requires creating a digital ‘soft infrastructure’ for data sharing, for…

Position paper: Stimulating the Digital Economy by introducing the Principle of “Data Sovereignty”

Data exchange – enabled by technology – is the focal point around which business is now conducted across the globe. New types of data, new technology platforms and new data management practices are being introduced continually. Globally, the revenue opportunities from the transactional data ecosystem are estimated at 4 trillion US dollars. But a systemic…

White paper: Data sovereignty and soft infrastructures are key enablers for the next phase of the European data economy

In order to achieve the goals of the European data strategy it is necessary to make data sovereignty a design principle and develop a soft infrastructure for data sharing, according to a new white paper jointly written by Sitra and INNOPAY. The timing of the publication coincides with the European Data Summit, which is taking…

Webinars on demand

Our webinars about data sovereignty and the practical use of it have received very positive feedback. Did you miss any of them? If so, don’t worry. You can download the recorded versions and slide decks of our webinars on demand here.  3 February ‘Datensouveränität in Industrie und Dienstleistung – die zukünftige Bedeutung virtueller Infrastrukturen für…

Data leak at Dutch health authority highlights benefits of decentralisation and data sovereignty

The personal data of potentially thousands of Dutch citizens has been stolen from the computer systems of the GGD, the Netherlands’ health authority responsible for the country's coronavirus test-and-trace programme. Unfortunately, this is not a one-off incident; there has been a rapid rise in the number of cases of data leaks and data-related fraud in…

Ultimatum by Google and Facebook underlines the necessity of data sovereignty

Google and Facebook are threatening to either withdraw their services from Australia or to stop linking to news articles there in a reaction to the country’s proposed News Media Bargaining Code, which is aimed at restoring the balance of power between Australian media outlets and digital platforms. In effect, the two tech giants have given the…

Meeco accelerates data sovereignty in media sector

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DSN coalition member Meeco has been selected by MediaMotorEurope to join their accelerator and mentorship programme to help solve some of the big challenges in today’s media world, including enabling data sovereignty. Meeco is at the forefront of developing and deploying decentralised identity and personal data wallets. This capability paves the way for the development of permission-based digital profiles, for…

New Coalition Launches Campaign for Data Sovereignty Now

Group Urges Policy Makers on Data Sovereignty in EU Data Strategy Today, a coalition of leading Europe-based technology companies, research institutions and not-for-profit organizations announced the launch of Data Sovereignty Now (DSN), a campaign that will press European policy makers at all levels to ensure that control of data remains in the hands of the…

‘When you invent the ship, you invent the shipwreck’

In this edition of the Data Sharing Journal, INNOPAY's Mariane ter Veen discusses data sovereignty with Katryna Dow, founder and CEO of Meeco. Katryna believes that it is vital for the future of the internet that people and organisations obtain control of their data. This concept is called ‘data sovereignty’, but achieving that means rethinking…