Our mission and vision

IDSA is on a mission to create a digital future in which all players can realize the full value of their data through equal access to secure and sovereign data sharing among trusted partners.
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Our mission and vision

It is time to change the way data is shared. We want to pave the way for a data economy in which every company and every person keeps full control over their data treasures. We believe in a data economy in which you do not rely on a solution that is owned by one big player. This is why we create the required standards for data spaces which grant data sovereignty to all participants to share data without regret.

Our mission is to advance the IDS standard and drive innovation, awareness and global adoption of data spaces to ensure data sovereignty, meaning staying in control of access and usage of your data, for all participants.

Data Sovereignty

IDSA aims to enable people, organizations, and governments to have control over their data, including collecting, storing, sharing, and use. This means making rules for data sharing and use, like data policies and contracts, with varying levels of control. We call this data sovereignty. IDSA offers guidelines and a framework for ensuring data sovereignty in data spaces.

Data Spaces

Our vision depends on data spaces – which comprise relationships between trusted partners that are governed by IDSA standards for secure and sovereign data sharing, certification and governance for business and industry across Europe and around the world.

International standards

We aim to create international standards for data spaces, as well as fostering technologies and business models that will drive the data economy. Our standardization efforts are fueled by the IDSA members and technical staff’s commitment, who actively shape and lead the development of data spaces. Central to these efforts are the IDS Reference Architecture Model, the IDSA Rulebook, and the Dataspace Protocol.

Learn more about international standards

IDSA is transforming the data economy and realizes its promises, advocating for a world where every individual and organization retains control over their data. Our goal is to drive innovation, awareness, and global adoption of International Data Spaces (IDS), creating guidelines that guarantee data sovereignty for all participants.​

Lars Nagel, CEO, IDSA

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Read our brochure: International Data Spaces – trustworthy and sovereign data sharing enable the data economy