Four questions for the European strategy for data

April 12, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
This note assesses the interconnectedness of the GDPR respectively with the Data Governance Act and Data Act, shedding light on the different inconsistencies between the two acts and the GDPR that risk hindering the overarching objective of the European strategy for data.

Care, not extraction

March 29, 2022 by: Open Future
For our sixth Open Future Session, we invited Anna Mazgal, Senior EU Policy Advisor at Wikimedia DE, and Alejandro Mayoral Baños, activist and Director of the Indigenous Friends Association (IFA), to talk about online "care protocols" and how the open movement addresses the harms perpetrated in the platform ecosystem. 

Re-opening the internet

March 25, 2022 by: Alek Tarkowski
The final DMA proposal mandates that messaging services meeting the definition of "large gatekeeper platforms" will need to become interoperable. As a result, these key types of services will shift from a collection of “walled gardens” controlled by their owners to a connected — more open — ecosystem.

Introducing our Policy Observatory

March 15, 2022 by: Open Future
We are launching a Policy Observatory to track the policy files that have the potential to advance openness and to contribute to a digital public space, maximizing the societal benefits of shared data, knowledge and culture.

Interoperability in current policy files

March 11, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
This research note provides a closer look at the EU legislative initiatives implementing data interoperability within the European Strategy for Data.

We need to be democratic first, and then open

March 3, 2022 by: Open Future
For our fifth Open Future Session, we invited Olivier Schulbaum, co-founder, President and Head of R&D of Platoniq, to talk about political user experiences within of the digital platformization of the solidarity economy.

A closer look at data intermediaries and the risk of platformization

March 1, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
The Data Governance Act risks leading to the growth of for-profit data intermediation services and centralizing market power even further. One way to avoid this is to provide stronger support for commons-based data governance.

A first look at the Data Act

February 23, 2022 by: Paul Keller
Open Future reviewed the proposal for a Data Act released by the European Commission on 23 February and published three briefs on the issues of Interoperability, Access to Data and B2G Data Sharing in the public interest.

Exploring design solutions for AI_Commons

February 18, 2022 by: Francesco Vogelezang
As part of the AI_Commons research activity, Open Future partnered with Aniek Kampeneers to investigate how design concepts for consent practices can provide an added layer of protection for users’ privacy in the online sphere.

Vive les biens communs numériques!

February 11, 2022 by: Paul Keller
France is promoting a very specific approach to digital sovereignty by stressing the importance of the Digital Commons as one of its building blocks and declaring the intention to use its presidency to propose a European Initiative for Digital Commons.

If you want to give people a seat, you need a table first

February 9, 2022 by: Open Future
Jan-Hendrik Passoth on Interoperability for Digital Public Space. This is the seventh part of our series of interviews with experts on how to get to public-civic spaces and the role of interoperability in getting there.