The Data Economy: Ownership, Access and Portability

Data-driven technologies continue to transform our economy and society. This digital, data-driven transformation stimulates innovative ways to collect, process and use data; often enhancing productivity and competitiveness while bringing clear, tangible benefits to European businesses and citizens.

Maximising these benefits requires the European Union to ensure that data flows across borders and sectors to support the development of the European Data economy.

The European Commission has identified emerging data issues during its preparation for a legislative proposal on the “Free Flow of Data”.

As the Commission continues to examine ways of addressing digital data challenges, such as unjustified data localisation requirements, questions remain as to where key obstacles exist and how they can best be addressed.

This video features highlights from the first event in a new series called ‘The Presidency Debates’, organised by EURACTIV in partnership with Microsoft and the Estonian Presidency.

EURACTIV reporter Brian Maguire was joined by an expert panel, including:

Gail Kent
Director for Data, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Julia Reda MEP
Greens, JURI Committee, European Parliament

Luukas Ilves
Digital Affairs Counsellor, Estonian Permanent Representation

Guido Lobrano
Senior Director of Global Policy for Europe, ITI

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