Response to the Public Consultation on ‘Building a European Data Economy’
15 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2017 Last revised: 13 Jul 2017
Date Written: April 25, 2017
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
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