Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174331
Authors: 
Kerber, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 35-2017
Abstract: 
In its Communication "Building a European data economy" the EU Commission discusses the introduction of a new exclusive property right on data ("data producer right") for non-personal (or anonymised) machine-generated data, and mandatory access rights to privately held data for achieving more access, transfer and reuse of data, esp. in the context of "Internet of Things" applications. This article analyzes the problem of "rights on data" from an economic perspective (incentive problem, data markets, bargaining power problems, access problems in multi-stakeholder situations) and the reasonings and proposals in the Communication from an economic perspective. Important results are that a "data producer right" cannot be recom-mended but that access rights to data can be part of specifically tailored data governance solu-tions in certain sectors.
Subjects: 
Big Data
machine-generated data
data ownership
data access
data markets
internet of things
JEL: 
K24
L86
O34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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