Angela Merkel calls for standardized European rules on using data


Angela Merkel requires standardized European guidelines on utilizing information

Tags: Europe, Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sorts her notes during a joint news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Above: German Chancellor Angela Merkel types her notes throughout a joint information convention with U.S. President Donald Trump within the East Room of the White Home in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

(Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel known as on Saturday for Europe to set about standardizing guidelines on utilizing information in Europe, forward of a go to to the CeBIT know-how honest in Hanover the place digitalization is anticipated to be in focus.

“We want to create a digital single European market. That means we need to have legal situations that are as similar as possible in all European countries,” Merkel mentioned in her weekly video podcast.

A key concern is figuring out who owns the info and the associated copyright points, Merkel mentioned, including: “We’re still discussing that.”

She mentioned that within the vehicle sector, for instance, it was necessary to make clear whether or not information belonged to carmakers or software program producers as a result of it was attainable to develop new merchandise with the info about shoppers.

“We need to very quickly and uniformly implement legislation in Europe regarding copyright laws and the ownership of data,” she mentioned.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Enhancing by Stephen Powell)