5.4 Data access methods

The method of data access is important for the requirements on the actors involved. The principles are described in section 2.4. The principles can be translated to three different data access methods: 1) public or conditional download where data is transferred using any secure file transfer protocol or hard drives to the data consumer, 2) remotely or exclusively accessed at the premises of the data provider, or 3) the data consumer accessing a connector controlled by the data provider, the hybrid version of the previous three in a data space context. Each method has its own implications; usually, the data categorization has the greatest impact on selecting which method to use.