‘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 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…

Position paper: Design Principles for Data Spaces

A milestone has been reached in bringing Europe closer to creating a future data economy with sovereign data sharing across industries! With this position paper on “Design Principles for Data Spaces”, the OPEN DEI Data Sharing Task Force publishes the results of a first approach to define key fundamentals for data spaces, agreements on building blocks for…

Data Sovereignty Now coalition supports EU leaders’ call to do more and move faster based on a concrete roadmap

Earlier this week, four EU leaders issued a strong call to the European Commission to make Europe ‘digitally sovereign’ as soon as possible. The Data Sovereignty Now (DSN) coalition agrees with these EU leaders that the European Commission needs to do more and move faster to achieve digital sovereignty. The letter, which was signed by the German…

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…