On 19 February 2020, the European Commission presented its new data strategy. One of the key ambitions is to restore businesses’ and citizens’ trust in the third-party usage of their data.
An afsprakenstelsel (which means ‘soft infrastructure’ or ‘data-sharing scheme’ in Dutch) is the ideal instrument for putting them back in control of their data. This is essential if we are to rebuild the much-needed trust in data sharing, which will form the foundation of the emerging transactional internet. How does an afsprakenstelsel differ from a data platform?