France and Germany finance ministries announced the development of a data infrastructure blueprint.
A project of European secure data infrastructure, which is going to be developed with France is announced by German Federal Minister Peter Altmaier. The result of the project expected to be presented by the spring of 2020. The project will serve as a basis for wider European collaboration. Infrastructure will be developed by two countries and it will help Germany to regain its digital sovereignty.
The basis for a digital ecosystem
France and Germany will also host an event in Brussels. During the event that is expected to take place in early 2020, the concept for the development of a European federated data infrastructure will be presented to the other EU Member States.
German Federal Minister Peter Altmaier stated:
“I am very happy that France and Germany will work hand in hand to lay the foundation of a European data infrastructure based on European values and on the strengths of our diverse economic environment. We will now discuss the details of this project, identify the potential for synergies, and will then swiftly approach governments and enterprises from other European countries to become part in this initiative as well.”
French Minister Bruno Le Maire said:
“I’m strongly convinced that close cooperation between France, Germany and other European countries is necessary to tackle the technological revolution of the 21st century. We want to establish a safe and sovereign European data infrastructure, including data warehouses, data pooling and develop data interoperability. By working together, European companies will benefit from a larger pool of data to develop their algorithms and enhance their position in a global and very competitive market. This is important for Europe’s digital and technological autonomy.”