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Carmen Tamara Ungureanu: From the Infamous Communist Cooperative to the Data Cooperative


Abstract: After a short history, the cooperative is placed in the broader framework of the social economy, under the umbrella of which the platform cooperative comes to life. From the sectors of the digital economy within the platform cooperative is used, we turn our attention to that of data. The data cooperative is defined, starting from the significance of the traditional cooperative, as reflected in the legislation. Then, its development in the context of the digital data explosion and the use of this avatar of the cooperative for the benefit of the “producers” of data are discussed. Possible obstacles to the success of the data cooperative are briefly pointed out, and at the end, the European legislator's vision for the data cooperative is presented, as set out in the new Regulation (EU) 2022/868, known as the Data Governance Act.

Keywords: cooperative, data cooperative, social enterprise, Data Governance Act


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