Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union runs from 1 July to 31 December 2019. We have identified the data economy as one of the strategic focus areas during Finland’s Presidency.

At the High-Level Conference on the Data Economy, to be held in Helsinki, Finland (25 to 26 November 2019), we will release the Presidency conclusions on the data economy and provide recommendations on horizontal principles for a European data economy.

The aim of this site is to provide information on data economy principles and encourage open discussions about these principles. 

We formulated the data principles based on EU-level discussions about the data economy, conversations with stakeholders in Finland and abroad, and outcomes of workshops attended by other ministry experts in Finland. We believe that the principles will continue to evolve according to the discussions carried out on this platform and comments we receive.

The aim of the data principles is to guide us towards a sustainable, competitive and human-centric data economy in the European Union. The principles are based on the ability to use data while respecting the rights of individuals and fair market conditions for organisations. By applying the principles on strategic and sector specific level we can balance these multiple goals to achieve a human-centric, thriving, and balanced data economy.  

After the principles have been released at the conference, they are taken together with policy recommendations for further discussions at the Telecommunications Council in December 2019.

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