Published on December 17th, 2015 | by Paul MacDonnell


Comments to the European Commission on Platforms, Data, and Cloud Computing

The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments in response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing, and the collaborative economy. In its submission, the Center argues that the European Commission should do more to unlock the potential of data-driven innovation in online platforms by: eliminating restrictions on the free flow of data, encouraging open data policies, and avoiding preemptive regulation on technologies like cloud computing.

Read the comments.

About the Author

Paul MacDonnell

Paul MacDonnell is head of European policy at the Center for Data Innovation in Brussels. Prior to joining the Center Paul represented Insurance Ireland, the insurance industry trade association, in Dublin and Brussels and managed the industry's response to policy, legislative and regulatory developments. Paul began his career with Hill & Knowlton’s government affairs division in London where he provided advice to a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 2001 he co-founded an economic policy forum in Dublin, Open Republic, which, as well as hosting events aimed at policy-makers and politicians on such issues as pensions, taxation and the EU, was the Irish publisher of the Economic Freedom of the World Report. Paul has extensive broadcast and print media experience, and he holds a degree in Medieval English literature and philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from University College Dublin.

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