Data Spaces

Where the future of data happens

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

The basis for fruitful collaboration

Companies hold vast amounts of valuable data that they have been unable to safeguard, share or monetize. The IDSA standard enables data sharing through data spaces characterized by uniform rules, certified data providers and recipients and trust among partners. Data spaces provide the basis for fruitful cooperation, lowered barriers to entry and limitless innovation in the data economy of the future.

That future truly arrives when more companies implement IDS as their preferred mode of data exchange and when official standards and governance bodies adopt it as the binding global standard.

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IDS in Europe

Learn about data spaces as core of the implementation of the European strategy on data and Europe’s digital future


Watch our videos series: Design principles for European data spaces

White Paper

Download our executive summary: Sharing Data While Keeping Data Ownership – the Potentials of IDS for the Data Economy

Any questions? Contact us!

Your contact person:
Lars Nagel

Become a member

Benefit from all current developments: Become a member of the International Data Spaces Association now!