Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Access to data in the data-driven economy

Authors
Richter, Heiko; Surblytė, Gintarė; Wiedemann, Klaus
Departments
Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München
Summary
Business models in the digital economy are increasingly based on the collection, analysis and use of data. However, the legal framework addressing general issues of access to and control of data is complex and not entirely clear. Given the importance of access to data and in light of the EU Commission’s “free flow of data” initiative, a working group of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition digs deeper into questions of the data-driven economy, in particular the need and the optimal scope of data-related regulation.

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