IGF Spain 2020

Online 22-23 October 2020

VII Session October 23rd, 2020 - 11:00-12:00


The success of Europe’s digital transformation in the next five years will depend on effective frameworks for the use of citizens’ personal data. Frameworks that guarantee the reliability of the technologies, that generate confidence to companies and citizens, that allow the development of tools to facilitate data management and that facilitate the development of successful innovative initiatives. Data is an essential resource for economic growth, competitiveness, innovation, job creation and progress in society in general.

The European data strategy aims to create a single data market that ensures global competitiveness and European data sovereignty. Common European data spaces will ensure that more data is available for use in the economy and society, while maintaining control over the companies and individuals that generate the data.
The aim of this session is to debate about these topics: EU strategy, alternative models to user-centric data exploitation and the value that these data can generate for all actors in the new data ecosystem.


  • Macelaru Alina-Ramona. Policy officer, DG CONNECT, Data Policy and Innovation unit. DG_CONNECT
  • Antti Jogi Poikola. Main author of: "MyData - human centric way to organise personal data" and founder of the movement
  • Nikolaos Laoutaris. Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute, and principal investigator of the project
  • Miguel Pérez Subías, President of the Association of Internet Users and researcher at project