iSHA­RE as an Initi­al Step of an IDS Imple­men­ta­ti­on

The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA) aims to make a data-dri­ven eco­no­my beco­me rea­li­ty, based on data sov­er­eig­n­ty and data inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty and thus on Euro­pean values. A goal that is achie­ved through six sta­ges, star­ting with trust and secu­ri­ty. IDSA part­ner iSHA­RE is spe­cia­li­zed in the­se two levels – their ser­vices enab­le com­pa­nies a low-thres­hold ent­ry into data sov­er­eig­n­ty. This has poten­ti­al to estab­lish the IDS stan­dard at the mar­ket.

iSHARE's scope is a sub­set of the IDS scope

The sim­ply­est way to under­stand the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween IDS and iSHA­RE is by com­pa­ring their dif­fe­rence in scope. The func­tio­n­al archi­tec­tu­re of IDS and the over­view of its growth model show that it has the lar­ger scope, while iSHA­RE focu­ses on only two of the six sta­ges.

Reaching the first and con­di­tio­nal level of data sov­er­eig­n­ty

iSHA­RE offers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to initia­te IDS imple­men­ta­ti­ons by spe­ci­fy­ing iSHA­RE as a trust opti­on and imple­men­ting the iSHA­RE agree­ments in enter­pri­se soft­ware. This allows orga­niz­a­ti­ons to achie­ve ‘first level of data sov­er­eig­n­ty’, get star­ted quick­ly with IDS and lower the bar­ri­ers for IDS imple­men­ta­ti­ons, which ari­se when imple­men­ting the full scope from the very begin­ning.

This ser­ves as a strong foun­da­ti­on for mar­ket adop­ti­on of IDS. Com­pa­nies gain the poten­ti­al to grow into a lar­ger sphe­re of data sov­er­eig­n­ty, and to con­nect and share data with mul­ti­ple inter­na­tio­nal orga­niz­a­ti­ons.

Recent­ly, Lars Nagel, CEO IDSA, and Ger­ard van der Hoeven, Direc­tor iSHA­RE, held an infor­ma­ti­ve and insight­ful webi­nar about the fit of both stan­dards and the col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween the two orga­niz­a­ti­ons.

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