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May 25, 2021

Data Sovereignty Now | The European Data Governance Act from a Data Sovereignty Perspective

Why is the European Data Governance Act (DGA) important in terms of how data will be shared in the future? How can data sovereignty be anchored in the DGA? And why is it time for some moonshot thinking in relation to data? Topics to be discussed during a live session on May 25.

In the 1960s, US President John F. Kennedy’s moonshot thinking guided NASA’s human spaceflight efforts and inspired a generation of Americans to exercise the freedom to choose their destiny rather than have it chosen for them. Now, the time has come for Europe to exercise the freedom to choose its destiny in terms of data. It is therefore important that policymakers and decision-makers include the right governance framework in the final version of the DGA.

The moonshot

Hosted by moderator Rikka Kampi of MyData Global, this live session is an ideal chance to learn more about the role the DGA can play in the balance of power over data, the evolution of the digital economy, data sovereignty, data spaces and digital soft infrastructures. It is also your opportunity to engage in the discussion and participate in some moonshot thinking. How can Europe take a groundbreaking approach and define a radically different way of dealing with data in the future – a way that establishes trust, allowing people and organisations to share data effortlessly whilst staying in control?

The program

  • Setting the scene: Why is the Data Governance Act important for our future way of sharing data?
    By Viivi Lähteenoja, Special Advisor Data Policy at city of Helsinki and Senior Advisor MyData Global
  • Why data sovereignty?
    By Katryna Dow, CEO and founder Meeco
  • What is a soft infrastructure?
    By Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director IHAN at Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA
  • Common European data spaces
    By Lars Nagel, CEO IDSA and Douwe Lycklama, founding partner INNOPAY
  • How can data sovereignty be anchored in the DGA?
    By Antti Poikola, Program Advisor and Board Member MyData Global, and Mariane ter Veen, Director Data Sharing INNOPAY

Click here to register for the live session on May 25, 15:00 to 16:30 CET.


Date(s): May 25, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+2

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