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Why is it important to bring the data capital back to Europe?

There are a number of reasons for this, but we only have room to mention a few. In principle, it can be said that data capital generates real capital. When investing in companies or trading stocks, both the ownership of data and the company’s ability to handle data are evaluated. If data capital flows back into Europe, then more real capital will be invested in European companies, the market value will increase, and it will also increase turnover and profits. This creates and safeguards jobs, while also increasing tax revenues. Pension funds and life insurers can also generate better interest rates, as some of them refinance on the stock market. If they can do this within the Eurozone, they no longer have to worry about an exchange rate risk. This is a simplified idea, but in essence what’s clear is there is more fuel in the tank of the European Economic Area.


Why is it important to bring the data capital back to Europe?

There are a number of reasons for this, but we only have room to mention a few. In principle, it can be said that data capital generates real capital. When investing in companies or trading stocks, both the ownership of data and the company’s ability to handle data are evaluated. If data capital flows back into Europe, then more real capital will be invested in European companies, the market value will increase, and it will also increase turnover and profits. This creates and safeguards jobs, while also increasing tax revenues. Pension funds and life insurers can also generate better interest rates, as some of them refinance on the stock market. If they can do this within the Eurozone, they no longer have to worry about an exchange rate risk. This is a simplified idea, but in essence what’s clear is there is more fuel in the tank of the European Economic Area.


Why is it important to bring the data capital back to Europe?

Why is it important to bring the data capital back to Europe?

There are a number of reasons for this, but we only have room to mention a few. In principle, it can be said that data capital generates real capital. When investing in companies or trading stocks, both the ownership of data and the company’s ability to handle data are evaluated. If data capital flows back into Europe, then more real capital will be invested in European companies, the market value will increase, and it will also increase turnover and profits. This creates and safeguards jobs, while also increasing tax revenues. Pension funds and life insurers can also generate better interest rates, as some of them refinance on the stock market. If they can do this within the Eurozone, they no longer have to worry about an exchange rate risk. This is a simplified idea, but in essence what’s clear is there is more fuel in the tank of the European Economic Area.


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How much data capital do tech companies like Facebook or Twitter have?

At the moment, we can only estimate the true value of the data collected by these companies. The price of data depends on how much someone is willing to pay for it, or for the products which are based on it. This in turn depends on the expectations of the buyer, the calculated benefit, and so on.



The best way to estimate the potential data capital of the different tech companies is to use their market value.



Let’s look at a hypothetical social network from the US that’s worth roughly $250Bn. Some of the stock exchange specialists say that at least 25% of the stock market value of these types of companies is based on the possession of user data. That would be $62.5Bn. If we then assume that there are 400 million Europeans and 300 million Americans on this network, $46.875Bn of the company’s value would be based on European user data. That’s only one hypothetical social network.

How much data capital do tech companies like Facebook or Twitter have?

At the moment, we can only estimate the true value of the data collected by these companies. The price of data depends on how much someone is willing to pay for it, or for the products which are based on it. This in turn depends on the expectations of the buyer, the calculated benefit, and so on.



The best way to estimate the potential data capital of the different tech companies is to use their market value.



Let’s look at a hypothetical social network from the US that’s worth roughly $250Bn. Some of the stock exchange specialists say that at least 25% of the stock market value of these types of companies is based on the possession of user data. That would be $62.5Bn. If we then assume that there are 400 million Europeans and 300 million Americans on this network, $46.875Bn of the company’s value would be based on European user data. That’s only one hypothetical social network.

How much data capital do tech companies like Facebook or Twitter have?

How much data capital do tech companies like Facebook or Twitter have?

At the moment, we can only estimate the true value of the data collected by these companies. The price of data depends on how much someone is willing to pay for it, or for the products which are based on it. This in turn depends on the expectations of the buyer, the calculated benefit, and so on.



The best way to estimate the potential data capital of the different tech companies is to use their market value.



Let’s look at a hypothetical social network from the US that’s worth roughly $250Bn. Some of the stock exchange specialists say that at least 25% of the stock market value of these types of companies is based on the possession of user data. That would be $62.5Bn. If we then assume that there are 400 million Europeans and 300 million Americans on this network, $46.875Bn of the company’s value would be based on European user data. That’s only one hypothetical social network.

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Why do data silos cause massive difficulties?

The mass storage of data in one place is always a problem when it comes to personal data. This data reveals a lot about a person - their demographic characteristics, interests, opinions, purchasing intents and more.



The collection, use, and trading of this data is a huge business. For this reason, data silos of personal data are popular targets. A single credit card number isn’t worth much, but you could get a hefty price for a million credit card numbers.



The hoarding of personal data in silos is increasingly becoming a problem for the rest of the economy, as many production and sales models today are based on this data. The few who possess this data can dictate its price, and easily enter the markets of other companies. This puts competition at risk, causes job cuts, and isn’t in the consumer’s interest.

Why do data silos cause massive difficulties?

The mass storage of data in one place is always a problem when it comes to personal data. This data reveals a lot about a person - their demographic characteristics, interests, opinions, purchasing intents and more.



The collection, use, and trading of this data is a huge business. For this reason, data silos of personal data are popular targets. A single credit card number isn’t worth much, but you could get a hefty price for a million credit card numbers.



The hoarding of personal data in silos is increasingly becoming a problem for the rest of the economy, as many production and sales models today are based on this data. The few who possess this data can dictate its price, and easily enter the markets of other companies. This puts competition at risk, causes job cuts, and isn’t in the consumer’s interest.

Why do data silos cause massive difficulties?

Why do data silos cause massive difficulties?

The mass storage of data in one place is always a problem when it comes to personal data. This data reveals a lot about a person - their demographic characteristics, interests, opinions, purchasing intents and more.



The collection, use, and trading of this data is a huge business. For this reason, data silos of personal data are popular targets. A single credit card number isn’t worth much, but you could get a hefty price for a million credit card numbers.



The hoarding of personal data in silos is increasingly becoming a problem for the rest of the economy, as many production and sales models today are based on this data. The few who possess this data can dictate its price, and easily enter the markets of other companies. This puts competition at risk, causes job cuts, and isn’t in the consumer’s interest.

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