Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Access to data in the data-driven economy
Richter, Heiko; Surblytė, Gintarė; Wiedemann, Klaus
Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München
SummaryBusiness 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.