IDSA HORIZONS – IDS is ready to go

IDSA loo­ks back on five years of paving the ​way for a sov­er­eign data eco­no­my in Euro­pe ​and glo­bal­ly. Now, IDS is rea­dy to use.​

IDSA has defi­ned a refe­rence archi­tec­tu­re and a for­mal stan­dard for crea­ting and ope­ra­ting vir­tu­al data spaces. The IDS Archi­tec­tu­re ensu­res data sov­er­eig­n­ty for data owners making data avail­ab­le for being exch­an­ged and shared.

What is so spe­cial now?

We make the IDS Con­nec­tor for busi­ness tran­sac­tions in data eco­sys­tems avail­ab­le; we defi­ne the gover­nan­ce rules for the­se tran­sac­tions; we cer­ti­fy the par­ti­ci­pants of the­se tran­sac­tions. With the­se three pil­lars, IDS is the basis for inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness models and data eco­sys­tems. It estab­lis­hes the right to data sov­er­eig­n­ty in the digi­tal age.

This will be cele­bra­ted. Join our events:

Jan. 28, 2021: IDSA Port­fo­lio Day
Video of the live ses­si­on: How to get IDS_Certified

What is so spe­cial now – in detail:


Par­ti­ci­pants and com­pon­ents of IDS-based data eco­sys­tems must pro­vi­de a high degree of trust and secu­ri­ty regar­ding the inte­gri­ty, con­fi­den­tia­li­ty and avai­la­bi­li­ty of data. Using cer­ti­fied com­pon­ents and employ­ing cer­ti­fied tech­ni­cal and orga­niz­a­tio­nal secu­ri­ty mea­su­res is man­da­to­ry for par­ti­ci­pa­ting in the IDS. The IDS Cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on Sche­me defi­nes secu­ri­ty levels for com­pon­ents and the requi­re­ments to be imple­men­ted. Five eva­lua­ti­on faci­li­ties are rea­dy to award the IDS_certified label.

Rule Book

IDS is a tech­no­lo­gi­cal stan­dard and a legal frame­work to crea­te data eco­sys­tems. Key requi­re­ment to make this a rea­li­ty is to have a set of rules and poli­ci­es gover­ning it in a decen­tra­li­zed way. The­se rules and poli­ci­es are con­tai­ned in the IDS Rule Book. It descri­bes the tech­ni­cal, ope­ra­tio­nal, and legal agree­ments to enab­le the IDS eco­sys­tem to be ful­ly working in a real-world sce­n­a­rio.

Launching Coalition

The IDS Laun­ching Coali­ti­on is a group of IDSA mem­ber com­pa­nies. They inten­si­fied their enga­ge­ment to have use cases run­ning and their solu­ti­ons cer­ti­fied till Novem­ber 2020. This is a cru­cial step to estab­lish the first com­mer­cial IDS eco­sys­tems which are based on trust and data sov­er­eig­n­ty. Going live with com­mer­cial IDS-based solu­ti­ons will enab­le data pro­vi­ders from dif­fe­rent domains to mone­ti­ze their data tre­a­su­res and stay the sov­er­eign of their data.

Design Principles for European Data Spaces

The Euro­pean Data Stra­te­gy crea­tes a visi­on of data spaces gover­ned by rules that are deri­ved direct­ly from fun­da­men­tal Euro­pean values. IDS is an indis­pensable ele­ment of Euro­pean data spaces – a blue­print for all kinds of data sharing eco­sys­tems and mar­ket­pla­ces based on data sov­er­eig­n­ty. IDSA con­tri­bu­tes tech­no­lo­gy and pro­vi­des data infra­st­ruc­tu­re ser­vices to the ope­ra­ti­on of the Euro­pean data spaces as well as advi­so­ry to the Euro­pean Data Act and a net­work to sup­port know­ledge sharing.

Central element for GAIA‑X

The IDS Refe­rence Archi­tec­tu­re on data sov­er­eig­n­ty will be a cen­tral ele­ment of the GAIA‑X archi­tec­tu­re. As a basis for an open eco­sys­tem, it enab­les pro­vi­ders and con­su­mers of data to con­nect in a secu­re, inter­ope­ra­ble and sov­er­eign way. Com­bi­ned with high­ly avail­ab­le sto­rage and effi­ci­ent pro­ces­sing of data GAIA‑X has the poten­ti­al to crea­te a secu­re and trust­worthy data infra­st­ruc­tu­re based on Euro­pean values.