A Legal Framework for a Data Economy in the European Digital Single Market: Rights to Use Data
Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2016, Vol. 11, 460-470
11 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 20, 2016
Data protection and potential rights to use data serve different purposes. Rights to use data can create a functioning market for data and so help building an information economy. It is at least worth considering the establishment of a right of the data producer. Preferably a uniform right should be created, regardless of whether a company or a consumer act as data producers. Due to the economic importance and the enormous implications of such a right a broad social discussion and clariﬁcation through legislative action are desirable.
Keywords: Data Property, Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Big Data
JEL Classification: K10, K11
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