Data Sovereignty Now’s contribution to the EU Data Act

In this document, as the member organisations of the Data Sovereignty Now (DSN) campaign, we outline our input for the Data Act. We welcome the Data Act and applaud the fact that it marks the first time that data sovereignty is being included in EU regulation, giving people and organisations control over the data they…

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 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…

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…

Why We Need a Data Exchange Board to Improve the EU Data Governance Act

In this blog, aNewGovernance, iSHARE, INNOPAY, International Data Spaces Association, Meeco, MyData Global, SITRA and The Chain Never Stops -  eight organisations of the Data Sovereignty Now movement – explain why the recently published proposal for the EU Data Governance Act is a very good step forward. They also outline their suggestions for further elaboration in order to accelerate the development of a governance framework that will…