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…