In principle, the AK welcomes the project of a common European data strategy, but points out that numerous considerations regarding comprehensive data protection, balanced opportunities for consumers and data users as well as opportunities of fair competition for small companies and improved regulation of the large "data collectors" must still be incorporated into the strategy. As the representative of the interests of all employees in Austria, we also pay particular attention to the effects of collecting and processing data on employees.

In concrete terms, the AK therefore demands:

  • the comprehensive protection for consumers in a data-based economy,

  • the market-specific regulation of digital infrastructure facilities,

  • preventing concentration trends in cloud services as well,

  • a competitive access to data,

  • co-determination rights for workers and employee representatives,

  • weighing up the policy objectives envisaged, and

  • a broad involvement of social partners and civil society actors in the discussion process

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Daniela Zimmer

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Ulrike Ginner

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