Meeting with Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands

19.11.2021

On 18 November 2021, the Principles project team met with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to discuss the ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy as well as the upcoming European Data Act.

After the official presentation of the ALI-ELI Principles for a Data Economy to the wider public at the Principles Conference on 18th and 19th October 2021 (recordings can be accessed here), the project team is now engaged in discussions with stakeholders in the data economy, including businesses, practitioners, government representatives and interest groups.

On 18 November 2021, Project Reporters Neil Cohen and Christiane Wendehorst together with consultants Yannic Duller and Sebastian Schwamberger met with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy to discuss the Principles project and its possible impact on the upcoming Proposal of the European Commission for a Data Act, which is expected to be published in the course of 2022. The meeting participants exchanged ideas on concepts included in the Principles, in particular on data rights with regard to co-generated data. Such data rights can be based on the idea that the person exercising the data right had a share in generating the data and are rooted in notions of fairness. The participants also discussed the Response of the ELI to the Public Consultation on the Data Act, which can provide guidance on several of the policy questions the European legislators will need to address in the Data Act.

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