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Making Data Sov­er­eig­n­ty Hap­pen and Enjoya­ble

IDSA joined the Dutch Data Sharing Coalition

IDSA and the Data Sharing Coali­ti­on offi­cial­ly announ­ced that IDSA will be part of the Dut­ch initia­ti­ve. “We need a lot more of the­se acti­vi­ties and har­mo­niz­a­ti­on efforts invol­ving more domains and data sharing eco­sys­tems. This will real­ly make data sov­er­eig­n­ty hap­pen and enjoya­ble”, said Lars Nagel, CEO IDSA, during the kick-off event of the Data Sharing Coali­ti­on in Utrecht on Janu­a­ry 30th, 2020.

Rea­li­zing data sov­er­eig­n­ty is the tar­get of the IDSA as an indus­try dri­ven and not for pro­fit orga­ni­sa­ti­on. The IDSA the­re­fo­re deci­ded to com­mit its­elf to the Data Sharing Coali­ti­on (DSC).

The DSC and IDSA are a per­fect fit and com­ple­ment each other:

The DSC focu­ses on har­mo­ni­sa­ti­on and sche­me level. It focu­ses on deve­lo­ping a trust frame­work for data sharing initia­ti­ves based on cross-sec­to­ral princi­ples. Through this, the DSC aims at enab­ling sec­to­ral and cross-sec­to­ral data sharing bet­ween com­pa­nies and crea­ting use cases of data sharing – to sup­port the digi­tal eco­no­my and to dri­ve value by enab­ling effi­ci­en­ci­es and new pro­ducts and ser­vices.

The IDS Refe­rence Archi­tec­tu­re deve­lo­ped by the IDSA and its mem­ber com­pa­nies is an inter-ope­ra­ble stan­dard for data sov­er­eig­n­ty. The IDS archi­tec­tu­re is con­si­de­red as an enab­ler of data sharing eco­sys­tems and data-dri­ven busi­ness pro­ces­ses. It is the core ele­ment of more than 50 use cases, which can now be adop­ted by com­pa­nies from mul­ti fold domains: The stan­dard is now estab­lis­hed as DIN SPEC and on the way to beco­m­ing an ISO stan­dard.

This DSC initia­ti­ve ori­gi­na­tes from a rese­arch pro­ject con­duc­ted by the Dut­ch Minis­try of Eco­no­mic Affairs and Cli­ma­te Poli­cy in 2018. The Minis­try has invi­ted the mar­ket to orga­ni­se its­elf and wri­te a plan of action based on this rese­arch. The DSC star­ted as a direct result of this. In addi­ti­on to IDSA, 17 fur­ther orga­niz­a­ti­ons have com­mit­ted them­sel­ves to the DSC, amongst them the IDSA mem­ber Uni­ver­si­ty of Ams­ter­dam.

For the offi­cial press release.

For the new­ly estab­lis­hed web­site of the DSC: