This workshop represents an opportunity for data intensive industry sectors to have their say and provide their input on the challenges they face when trying to access and re-use data.

Access to and the re-use of data have been identified as crucial for businesses to develop innovative business models, products and services. Barriers to access and re-use of data can hamper innovation and consequently growth in the Digital Single Market.

In January 2017 the Commission adopted the 'Building a European Data Economy' Package where it addressed, among other issues, the opportunities and challenges related to access and re-use of data. Finding the right answers to these questions is essential in order to unleash the full potential of the EU Data Economy. The 'Building a European Data Economy' Communication announced a structured dialogue with stakeholders, which included a public consultation (closed on 26 April) and a series of workshops. This workshop is held in the framework of the structured dialogue.

It aims, in particular, at discussing the following:

  • Preliminary findings, including on access and re-use of data, of the study "Impact Assessment support study on emerging issues of data ownership, interoperability, (re)usability and access to data, and liability";
  • Examples of data use in different sectors;
  • Access to data in the business to business context ;
  • If and how data is shared within the same value chain;
  • Obstacles to data access and re-use, including legal and contractual barriers
  • Are data access issues sector-specific or are there commonalities across different sectors.

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