Positions 26 Apr 2017

European Data Economy

With this paper, CER would like to contribute to the main objectives of the Commission’s Communication on ‘Building a European Data Economy’ (COM(2017) 9 final) in addition to responding to the launched public consultation on this issue. In general, CER welcomes the possibilities which data-driven business models, IoT and smart-sensor-equipped machines can provide. CER therefore encourages a 'positive' discussion on using data and data-driven models, rather than a restrictive view of using data.