iRights.Lab pub­lish­es 2nd Data Gov­er­nance Report

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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Click here for the sec­ond issue of the Data Gov­er­nance Report, Octo­ber 2018.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the project can be found here.