Digitalisation and data management play a crucial role in modern agriculture. State-of-the-art machines and devices generate, process and exchange a huge amount of data with the goal of increasing efficiency. However, these new technologies also lead to concerns among stakeholders about data protection. The sub-project Legal Framework for Digitalisation addresses this conflict area.
In dialogue with agricultural experts, open questions about data flows, data processing and data use are collected and systematized. Select projects from Innovation Farms provide an illustrative record of the data path and allow for a comprehensible overview. This sets the basis for an analysis from a data (protection) law perspective: To what extent is personal data affected? How are roles in data protection law distributed? What do individual rights – such as the right to information, the right to delete or transfer data – exactly entail for those affected by data collection?
The project’s findings will be prepared and made available in the form of publications, guidelines and other documentation, as well as in the form of lectures, workshops and practical modules.
Dr. Claudia Fuchs, LL.M. (EUR), BOKU project leader
Mag. Florian Graber, research associate
Dipl.-Ing. Ferdinand Hönigsberger, B.Sc., research associate