As part of the mFUND research initiative, iRights.Lab is investigating novel self-governance concepts in the field of data-driven innovations. Since 2016, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) has been funding research and development projects on digital, data-based applications for the field of mobility 4.0. The eagerly awaited second Data Governance Report has now been published.
The report provides another set of interesting results from our online survey, focusing on data sources and general challenges in dealing with data, especially those facing companies, authorities, associations, and other private and public institutions. It is precisely here that there is enormous potential for optimization in various aspects of the day-to-day work of such institutions. If data is regarded as “the key resource of our age,” this resource must be used efficiently, sensibly and responsibly.
One important finding is that compliance with data protection regulations poses a particular challenge for the mFUND projects examined. The research background on data governance is discussed in the report by the leading expert Prof. Dr. Kristin Weber from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt in a detailed interview. Dr. Weber has been conducting research in this field for over 10 years.
The relevance of this subject matter, in all of its aspects, can also be seen in the considerable international interest it has generated. In September, two colleagues from the Goerdeler-Kolleg for Good Governance of the Robert Bosch Foundation visited the iRights.Labs offices in Berlin for a an in-depth exchange. A summary of this meeting is also included of the data governance report.
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Further information about the project can be found here.