Sovereignty and Data Sharing

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Hummel P, Braun M, Augsberg S, Dabrock P
Journal: ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 2
ISSN: 2616-8375


In this paper, we characterize the notion of data sovereignty as a
normative reference point for information and communication technology
(ICT) governance. We explain why in our view, establishing data
sovereignty means more than securing privacy, but also requires the
availability of controllable means for sharing information with others.
We argue that in the context of big data applications, dynamic consent
mechanisms play a key role in steering information flows in accordance
with the proposed normative reference point. We close by suggesting
legal and governance aspects of implementing data sovereignty:
explorations of data ownership notions, aiming at data literacy in
education, encouraging transparency about data processing activities,
and introducing representative data agents that channel data flows in
accordance with individual preferences.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Braun, Matthias Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Systematische Theologie II (Ethik)
Dabrock, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Systematische Theologie II (Ethik)
Hummel, Patrik Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Systematische Theologie II (Ethik)

How to cite

Hummel, P., Braun, M., Augsberg, S., & Dabrock, P. (2018). Sovereignty and Data Sharing. ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries, 2.

Hummel, Patrik, et al. "Sovereignty and Data Sharing." ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries 2 (2018).


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