Data Economy and Ecosystems

Accumulation of data has underlined the need for governance of data ecoysystem and data ecosystems to enhace ethical data use, instead of accepting exploitation of (personal) data. Our past and ongoing research includes topics such as:

  • Ethical govenrnance models for data economy and ecosystems
  • Fair and human-centric data use
  • Protection of data and cypersecurity




Last years one of main research area has been data economy and data ecosystems from a human-centric and ethical viewpoint. We have started this research with SITRA and outcomes from that was the Code of Conduct in the SITRA’s Rulebook for a fair data economy. This research has been followed in other projects that are focusing on the ethical use of personal information by public services in cooperation between governmental actors, citizens, business and the third sector.

Projects: DELHA

Recently published:

Koskinen, J., Knaapi-Junnila, S., Helin, A., Rantanen, M.M. and Hyrynsalmi, S. (2023), “Ethical governance model for the data economy ecosystems”, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, 25 (3), 221-235.

Knaapi-Junnila S., Koskinen J. & Rantanen M. (2022) Are you talking to me? – Calling laypersons in the sphere of data economy ecosystems. Information Technology & People, 35 (8), 292-310.



Protection of data and cypersecurity are also important issues that need to be covered when dealing sensitive data and information.

Projects: 4K

Recently published:

Hakkala A. & Koskinen J. (2022) Personal data protection in the age of mass surveillance. Journal of Computer Security, 30(2), 265-289.


People working on this theme

Jani Koskinen 40 149 75 66
Minna M. Rantanen
Mikko Vermanen
Sari Knaapi-Junnila
Juhani Naskali 50 475 9794
Salla Westerstrand

Contact person

Jani Koskinen