The Second DATAMITE Plenary Meeting took place last week, between 28th and 30th June 2023. The event was hosted by OTE Group (the largest telecommunications company in Greece) at its headquarters in Athens, where partners met for a thorough discussion on the progress being made, as well as to consider further steps to be taken.

As the DATAMITE project foresees to revolutionise the European Data Market through helping users, such as SMEs, large enterprises and public administrations, to better monetise, govern and enhance the trust of their data, core topics that have been covered include: 1.) data sharing mechanisms and data sovereignty; 2.) data governance, data quality, security and support modules; as well as 3.) non-monetary dimensions.

During Day 2 of the event, the Law and Internet Foundation organised a workshop regarding paths to exploitation, by outlining the legal and ethical dimensions of data sharing & trading. More particularly, the respective legal framework identified as relevant to the purposes of the project has been presented, as for example: Regulation 2018/1807 on the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union; General Data Protection Regulation; Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure; Directive 2019/1024 on open data and the re-use of public sector information; European Data Governance Act; Digital Markets Act (draft); Digital Services Act (draft); Data Act (draft); as well as EU AI Act (draft).

As gathering information concerning different scenarios that partners are looking forward to exploring in the above-referenced context has also been pursued, the DATAMITE Paths to exploitation Survey has as well been disseminated among participants. Data gathering/aggregation is still in progress.

The forum has also served as a place to officially announce the Third DATAMITE Plenary Meeting, which is going to take place at the premises of CINECA (the largest Italian computing center), in Bologna, Italy, from 20th until 21st November, 2023.