Before we can try to define ownership of data, we must understand who should be the owner of the data. There are different candidates:
- Should the owner be the person or entity generating or inventing the data? For IoT, that would best correspond to the owner of the device generating the data.
- Or should the owner be the person or entity processing or controlling the data? In that case, it could be the big data corporation hoarding information from the internet that becomes the owner of the information it has hoarded.
- Another possibility is that the owner of the information could be the person whom the data relates to.
Owners of devices would prefer the first option to be true. They invested in the devices, ...