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Data DTX Policy July 28, 2022 Pre-Summer Startup Milestones

As we round off the first half of 2022, we take a look at some of the key projects and milestones that have shaped our work at Allied for Startups for the last few months.  Growth We’re expanding in every possible direction! We were born almost a decade ago and our Membership growth mirrors the …

Data Innovation Startups July 14, 2022 Turning the Data Act into the key to a successful startup-fuelled recovery

In February 2022 the European Commission presented the Data Act. The Data Act is one of the main pillars of the European Strategy on Data, the plan that the EU has to create a single market for data that “will allow it to flow freely within the EU and across sectors for the benefit of …

Data Privacy Startups June 30, 2022 Startups at the center of the privacy debate: deep dive into the EDPS Conference.

We participated in the European Data Protection Supervisor 2022 Conference!, where we reaffirmed that the privacy debate in Europe is still heated. Our question is: where are the startups? The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is the independent EU authority that ensures all European institutions and agencies respect the fundamental right to the protection of …

Data Privacy Startups May 19, 2022 Three Keys to Unlock Data for Global Startups

Data is the most valuable asset in the modern digital economy. It allows entrepreneurs to understand complex realities, make better decisions, and even forecast business outcomes. Data is the number one ingredient of innovation and is key for startup entrepreneurs as it is an easily scalable asset. For instance, if you want to manufacture a …

Data Innovation Privacy May 5, 2022 Startup entrepreneurs, how has the GDPR affected your business?

The General Data Protection Regulation has been one of the most important compliance milestones of the overall EU agenda on data. It provided a harmonized framework for any organization around the world dealing with the personal data of EU citizens.  After 4 years of full GDPR applicability, we would like to hear the voice of …

Data DTX May 4, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: The European Health Data Space – a key strategy for cross-border startup innovation

[Brussels, May 4th 2022, contact: laura@alliedforstartups.org ] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for the European Health Data Space. The Health Data Space has the potential to introduce common standards for health data sharing and interoperability across the EU, key for startup ecosystems.  The European Health Data Space could reshape how primary and …

Data Policy April 20, 2022 GDPR 4 years later – the impact on startups?

Four years ago the GDPR became a compliance milestone for anyone who processes EU citizens’ personal data. While it has provided a harmonized standard for almost 500 million citizens, it has also been challenging for startups.  GDPR was a welcomed response to the opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of digital economies and societies. …

Data Policy April 1, 2022 Why is a new Transatlantic Data Flows Agreement essential for startup success?

After the famous Schrems II judgment, a new Transatlantic Agreement on the flow of personal data between the US and the EU is now in the works. We are optimistic about the potential that this agreement can bring to innovation and startup ecosystems, in terms of legal certainty and predictability.  What is the status quo?  …

Data Press Release March 28, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: A new robust Privacy Shield key for a thriving startup ecosystem

PRESS RELEASE [Brussels, 28th March 2022, contact: fabio@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the latest development of a political breakthrough on a new “Privacy Shield” data transfer agreement between the US and EU.  The invalidation of the Privacy Shield in July 2020 presented a difficult scenario for the 5,300 companies using it, especially startups, who were …

Data Press Release February 24, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: Enhancements in the Data Act key for startups

[Brussels, 24rd February 2022, contact: manon@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups acknowledges the critical value of free flowing data to the EU economy and proposes enhancements to the Data Act.  Allied for Startups welcomes the objectives of the European Commission’s proposal. This proposal can ensure the extraction of more value from data throughout the EU, enabling interoperability …

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