The specification of the IDS Association forms the basis for a data marketplace based on European values, i.e. data privacy and security, equal opportunities through a federated design, and ensuring data sovereignty for the creator of the data and trust among participants. It forms the strategic link between the creation of data in the internet of things on the one hand side and the use of this data in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms on the other hand side.
Digital responsibility is evolving from a hygiene factor to key differentiator and source of competitive advantage. Future data platforms and markets will be built on design principles that go beyond our traditional understanding of cybersecurity and privacy. Based on strong data ethics principles the IDS Reference Architecture Model puts the user in its center to ensure trustworthiness in ecosystems and sovereignty over data in the digital age as its key value proposition.
IDSA defines a reference architecture, which supports sovereign exchange and sharing of data between partners independent from their size and financial power. Thus, it meets the needs of both large and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Further down the road, it may be taken up by individuals as well. Whether data of IoT devices is concerned, in on-premise systems or cloud platforms, the IDSA aims at providing the standard for sharing data between different endpoints while ensuring data sovereignty.
A trustworthy architecture
In order to give prospects and potential users of the IDS technology and ecosystem, we have worked on a comprehensive overview, allowing to explain the key principles, components, roles, rules of the IDS-based data market place.
For instance, take a look at the different roles of transaction partners: Data Provider, Data User, Data Broker, etc.
Then have a glance at the infrastructure, consisting of IDS Connectors. They are the guardians of data exchange at any source and point of use. It becomes evident that the IDS is not about data lakes, but provides a solution for distributed data market places, and between different, even proprietary data spheres.
The graphic also explains the principles of governance and control in the IDS ecosystem, manifested by certification criteria for tiered security levels, specifically appointed evaluation facilities and certification bodies of which there are likely to be several on a global scale.
Why don’t you get acquainted with this overview and find your own path through its elements. We are convinced that it will help you and any interested party you may meet in the future to summarize, what the IDS ecosystem is for, and why it’s approach to granting Data Sovereignty, interoperability, ease of adoption and use, and the whole at low transaction cost is so unique.
Unleash the value of your data
When broadening the perspective from an individual use case scenario to a platform landscape view, the INTERNATIONAL DATA SPACES positions itself as an architecture to link different cloud platforms through secure exchange and trusted sharing of data, short: through data sovereignty.
Make data available – dynamic, on demand
Link with ecosystem partners
(connect, match, interprete)
Control the access to your data
(Apps, remote software execution, aggregation)