Data governance and regulation for a sustainable Berlin: Overarching findings and recommendations

Datengovernance und -regulierung für ein nachhaltiges Berlin: Übergeordnete Erkenntnisse und Empfehlungen

The project Data Governance and Regulation for a Sustainable Berlin, over a period of 18 months, has examined a range of conceptual, theoretical and policy-related issues regarding the social and ecological implications of data regulation. The project`s objective was to provide a robust assessment of the sustainability implications of regulatory proposals and governance configurations related to the data economy, to clarify normative trade-offs, and to provide principles or guidelines to justify policy decisions under the conditions of potential trade-offs. This paper describes prominent findings from the project and formulates overarching recommendations.

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Peter Gailhofer, Johannes Franke, Martin Gsell, Ingo Kollosche, Dirk Thomas, Heidi Stockhaus, Aaron Best

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Wissen. Wandel. Berlin. Report 24


Digitization, digital transformation, data sovereignty, data regulation, environmental protection, environmental risks, sustainability goals, smart city, Berlin, urban data governance, participation, data principles, data trusts