Wow, the venerable SPD discovered the charms of the data. The party is currently looking for a new Foundation of their existence, wants to promote with a trenchant Initiative, data-driven innovations in Germany. Its Chairman, Andrea Nahles, has charged in favour of the debate in the Berlin party headquarters.
this Thursday, a group of experts to advise on a proposal that contains, at its core, in the best sense of the word a socialist-like requirement – "data for all". The lofty goal: business, the state, all of us, to diligently make our data available to us, it's all the better.
The lever for it to become a law, the Innovation aims to strengthen, by all the institutions of a certain size, asking for the data treasures available to the General public. That resourceful entrepreneurs are to benefit, the resulting useful applications to develop, for work, health, education and welfare.
So the party that extends the protection of privacy, copyright tightened, the change in the inner cities through the E-Commerce criticized, would like to, of all things, strengthen the disruptive forces of the data industry? In fact, you can read it. The core of the Initiative is a sensible idea from the Sharing movement. The data traces of humanity are the oxygen of progress. Social we authorize you, could we go faster.daily mirror Background of digitalization & KI try it Now for free! To worry about
, however, is that the Initiative wants to raise a bold claim, the discussion on the consequences but rather postponed. Because if the policy is serious about data-driven Innovation, it must also be prepared to bear the consequences. And which are contradictory.
because, my data belongs to me
Who wants to encourage innovation, should not hinder the collection of data. The have detected the initiators and in a debate on paper so recorded. In practice, this means a radical pivot. According to the old slogan: property is theft. From your data estimate by forcibly dispossessed not only of the data-collecting corporations, but, in fact, the citizens themselves should be. Because of my data belong to me.
Sure, and released to use associated data in anonymous Form only. But data companies are already achieving billions in profits. Now, thousands of new companies will be added. Anyone who is serious about the claim "data for all", do not need to make the citizens aware that the use of his personal data, means the loss of freedom, but a necessary condition for progress. A courageous Position – only in SPD circles, hardly a majority.
Even more significant, a further contradiction: Innovation is not only the improvement of the tried-and-tested, Existing. Real innovation also means Disruption. It FinTechs against savings banks means that electric cars against gasoline industry, Facebook against old media. Where new jobs are created, lost old. Where the winners grow, there are, unfortunately, losers.More about
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"data for all" demand, is therefore cheap. To create Disruption, to create more incentives to change and social hardship cushion – this is the real task for the future. And is much more difficult.