Response to the Public Consultation on ‘Building a European Data Economy’

15 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last revised: 13 Jul 2017

Inge Graef

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Martin Husovec

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Date Written: April 25, 2017

Abstract

With this submission, we would like to respond, in our personal capacity as researchers, to two issues raised by the European Commission’s public consultation on ‘Building a European Data Economy’, namely: the development of a possible future EU framework for data access (section 1), and the issue of portability in the context of non-personal data (section 2).

Regarding both issues, our submission aims to convey two main messages:

• A cautious, evidence-based approach should be taken in devising any possible future legislative or non-legislative measures for the European data economy; and

• Since a number of legal fields and policy initiatives overlap in this context, there is a strong need to ensure consistency of policies and coherence of law on the European as well as national level.

Keywords: Data Access, Portability, Competition, Intellectual Property, Database Protection, Data Protection, Consumer Protection

Suggested Citation

Graef, Inge and Husovec, Martin, Response to the Public Consultation on ‘Building a European Data Economy’ (April 25, 2017). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2017-016; Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 10/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958287 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2958287

Inge Graef (Contact Author)

Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Martin Husovec

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) ( email )

Warandelaan 2
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
Netherlands

Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

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