Job creation, economic growth and the progress of society in general – all these are based on data. Free movement of data is therefore of paramount importance. But are issues adequately identified and properly resolved? What are the legal, economic and regulatory challenges? The European Commission is looking for answers to these questions in a public consultation on building a European data economy. The consultation will help shape the future policy agenda and complement a possible European Commission initiative on data economy. Input is sought from businesses, NGOs, consumers, researchers, public authorities, data brokers and other stakeholders. The consultation is open until 26 April 2017.