Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) publishes Report on the Data Economy

BEREC says that the increasing availability of data and tools to analyse data is changing a large portion of the European economy.

The Report covers the impact of the data economy on electronic communications services, the role of such services in facilitating the development of the data economy, as well as how National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) can benefit in their activities from the tools of the data economy. It also considers how NRAs can collaborate with other institutions, as well as explore whether the experience acquired by NRAs in regulating electronic communications services can be valuable in tackling possible competitive concerns pertaining to the development of the data economy.

The report reviews the concept of the data economy, the economic characteristics of data and the particularities of online competition. It also explains the relevant regulatory framework and outlines the competent authorities for the data economy at the European level. To access the Report, click here.