Virtual borders between countries must remain open, the data collected by countries have to be easily accessible, and data protection measures must be harmonized to encourage the use of data. This is the only way to create a dynamic data economy that will increase national competitiveness. This is opinion of the leading Baltic ICT sector associations – The Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA), the Lithuanian Association Infobalt and the Estonian Association ITL. All three organisations have signed a resolution to promote the region’s data economy.
LIKTA, INFOBALT and ITL are offering expertise and support for governmental institutions to facilitate and catalyse development of regional Data economy initiatives, including common data space among Baltic countries with the possibility to scale it also to other countries.
The full text of the resolution can be found HERE. The recordings of the international conference Baltic’s Opportunity to Become Data Economy Leaders in the EU held on 24th March, 2021 are available HERE.