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Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels IW-Trends No. 2 23. June 2023 Data Sharing in Germany

Digital data is a key element in processes, products and business models. Thus, data sharing is a matter of great importance. The present analysis examines how intensively companies in Germany share data.

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Data Sharing in Germany
Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels IW-Trends No. 2 23. June 2023

Data Sharing in Germany

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

Digital data is a key element in processes, products and business models. Thus, data sharing is a matter of great importance. The present analysis examines how intensively companies in Germany share data.

A survey was conducted among 1,051 industrial companies and industry-related service providers. Their responses regarding the quality and quantity of their data sharing were incorporated into a model that assigns intensity scores to companies for their data provision and data reception. The results show that 58 per cent of companies in Germany are not involved in data sharing at all – neither providing data nor receiving it. 38 per cent receive data and only 21 per cent provide it to others. When companies provide data, they are more likely to do so at a high intensity (14 per cent) than at a low intensity (7 per cent). The opposite is true for enterprises that receive data, only 18 per cent doing so at a high, but 20 per cent at a low, intensity. These results suggest a clear potential to make data provision more widespread and data reception more intensive. There is, in general, a po sitive statistical correlation between the intensity of data provision and data reception. In particular, most data providers also receive data from other companies. Finding a cooperation partner, ensuring legal certainty and data sovereignty are challenges in data sharing that many companies are not able to master on their own.

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Data Sharing in Germany
Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels IW-Trends No. 2 23. June 2023

Data Sharing in Germany

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

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Thomas Eger / Marc Scheufen in European Journal of Law and Economics External Publication 27. May 2024

The Law and Economics of the Data Economy: Introduction to the Special Issue

This article intends to provide a framework to better understand the economic problems and legal challenges resulting from the transition of the European economy to a data economy.

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Thomas Eger / Marc Scheufen (Eds.) in European Journal of Law and Economics External Publication 24. May 2024

Special Issue: The Law and Economics of the Data Economy

This special issue on “The Law and Economics of the Data Economy” for the “European Journal of Law and Economics” collects 8 contributions from 15 authors of 7 countries (Belgium, Hungary, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and USA).

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