December 1, 2021 – December 3, 2021

European Data Summit 2021

Platforms have 100% control over their algorithms, but what about us? Europe seems to be better at regulating tech firms than building its own and the continent has so far played no part in shaping the digital future. But will that change soon? The regulatory winter is coming and we ask: Europe, are we finally ready for competition?

“All roads lead to Chrome, not Rome” joked an EU judge about Google when asking about the business model of attracting search traffic. Big online platforms – or gatekeepers – play a central role in society and democracy at large. With the Digital Markets Act, the Data Governance Act and the Data Act, the EU is organizing our digital space for the coming decades. Gatekeepers shouldn’t be the ones to decide who should be successful and new instruments should give people control of their personal data. The European Data Summit will address the policy options currently on the table: From contestable and fair markets to designing data intermediaries, from the use of data by governmental agencies to the blind spots of the GDPR, the Summit will examine fixing digital democracy in Europe.

Some remarkable speakers, among others, will implicitly bring in the data spaces perspective, such as Francesco Bonfiglio, Gaia-X Association, Mariane ter Veen, Innopay, or Katryna Dow, Meeco.

Recommended in this context: Panel on Dec 2, 3 to 4 pm CET; “From strategy to execution – Data Sharing in Europe”

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Date(s): December 1, 2021 – December 3, 2021
All Day UTC

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