Digital technology significantly impacts our everyday social lives and how we conduct business. This development results in an abundance of new data generated by people and organizations. Subsequently, future technological instruments must ensure data sovereignty that empowers individuals to maintain control over their data. However, data sovereignty is still blurry and conceptually overlaps with similar terminologies, such as digital and technological sovereignty. From an Information Systems (IS) point of view, delimiting data sovereignty from digital and technological sovereignty is crucial, creating a uniform understanding, especially for data ecosystems. Our study contributes to sharpening data sovereignty with a systematic literature review of 81 articles. It concludes that data sovereignty mainly drives IS activities by protecting data assets on individual and organizational levels. In contrast, digital sovereignty is shaped by digital expertise and interoperability, while technological sovereignty is the broadest concept with regulations and relations on an international level.
Hellmeier, Malte and von Scherenberg, Franziska, "A Delimitation of Data Sovereignty from Digital and Technological Sovereignty" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research Papers. 306.