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The European Commission is holding a public consultation on "Building the European Data Economy"

31.01.2017

On 10 January 2017, the Commission adopted the "Building the European Data Economy" package consisting of a Communication and a Staff Working Document. These policy documents give an overview of issues at stake, and of the context of this consultation. Respondents are invited to read them prior to completing the questionnaire.

The public consultation will help shape the future policy agenda on the European data economy. It will feed into a possible Commission's initiative in 2017 on Building the European Data Economy.

The objective of the consultation is to collect information on:

  • whether and how local or national data localisation restrictions inhibit the free flow of data in Europe
  • whether and to what extent digital non-personal machine-generated data are traded and exchanged
  • the nature and magnitude of any barriers to accessing such data
  • ways of tackling those barriers
  • emerging Internet of Things and robotics liability challenges
  • practices and issues relating to data portability, interoperability and standards

More information and a chance to participate in the consultation can be found here.