Presentation to the German Parliament’s “Artificial Intelligence” committee of inquiry on the topic of data sovereignty by Prof. Boris Otto
Director Prof. Boris Otto spoke on June 3, 2019 to the German Parliament’s “Artificial Intelligence – Social Responsibility and Economic, Social, and Ecological Potential” committee of inquiry on the topic of data management and data sovereignty.
He presented the main features of the International Data Spaces (IDS) project. The initiative is aimed at establishing an architecture for data sovereignty in the platform economy. This is intended to enable the flow of data across various platforms while maintaining data sovereignty.
Here data sovereignty means the data provider’s self-determination regarding the use of the data. This is a prerequisite for companies to share their data in the first place. Otto believes politics is obligated to create a corresponding framework, for example, by establishing legal principles for data sovereignty in the European Economic Area or through mandatory data sovereignty requirements in public tenders.