Commission document: Staff Working Document on the free flow of data and emerging issues of the European data economy

The European Commission has just released the document Commission Staff Working Document on the free flow of data and emerging issues of the European data economy of the European data economy accompanies the Communication on Building a European Data Economy, adopted on 10 January 2017.

The Communication "Towards a data-driven economy" presents a vision for the data-driven economy as an ecosystem with different types of players, leading to more business opportunities, in particular for SMEs.

The purpose of the Staff Working Document is to:

«Provide additional evidence and a detailed description of the emerging issues relevant date for the EU economy. The objective is to inform the debate and in Particular the stakeholder consultation Announced in the Communication. It builds on preliminary evidence available and a first set of stakeholder consultation meetings.»

The document can be downloaded here.