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Will the EU Data Strategy Prepare Europe to Lead in the Data Economy?

by Eline Chivot

Data-driven innovation will be essential to EU competitiveness. To prepare for this future, the European Commission released a data strategy in February which proposes to create a single market for data to facilitate government-to-business, business-to-business, and business-to-government data sharing and roll out tools to give users more control over their data. The Commission has made clear that the EU’s approach to data should follow a “European way” but it has not yet specified what that will entail or how this approach will allow it to compete and trade with China and the United States. Feedback from the public consultation that recently ended will help inform a future EU legislative framework designed to overcome European challenges to realizing its potential in the data economy.

Join the Center for Data Innovation to discuss how various stakeholders view these proposals, and to assess the extent to which the EU’s data strategy is on track to strengthen EU competitiveness and innovation.

Date and Time:

  • Wednesday July 22, 2020, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CEST)


  • Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Team Leader for Data Policies in the unit for Data Policy and Innovation, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (Moderator)
  • Andreas Hartl, Head of Division Strategy Artificial Intelligence, Data Economy and Blockchain, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Jessica Lennard, Senior Director, Global Data Privacy and AI Initiatives, Visa
  • Philip Malloch, Director Economic and Social Policy, Facebook
  • Teemu Ropponen, General Manager, MyData Global

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