In the project Data Governance and Regulation for a Sustainable Berlin, a series of conceptual, theory-based and practice-oriented contents on the socio-ecological implications of data regulatory decisions were developed over a period of 18 months. The aim was to provide a robust assessment of the sustainability effects of data-economic regulatory proposals and governance configurations, to clarify foreseeable trade-offs and to address principles or guidelines to justify policy decisions under the conditions of potential trade-offs. This paper describes important findings from the project and formulates - in addition to the application field-specific papers - overarching recommendations.
Gailhofer, Peter; Franke, Johannes; Gsell, Martin; Kollsche, Ingo; Thomas, Dirk; Stockhaus, Heidi; Best, Aaron