On Saturday 5 February 2021, the first workshop of the BMBF research network Fair data spaces took place with large participation of researchers from all over Germany. The main focus was on the intellectual property and data protection issues of the use of cross-border cloud platforms in the context of NFDI and GaiaX. The workshop took place as part of a three-day event of the law faculty on AI and law and was led by Professor Dr Franziska Böhm (KIT Karlsruhe) and Professor Dr Thomas Hoeren (ITM Münster). Among other things, they spoke about the new EU regulations in the area of data mining, the new provisions of the first drafts of the EU Data Act and the question of rights ownership in trade secrets. In terms of data protection law, the main topics were data protection issues in function creep, information as a basic concept of data protection law and the significance of codes of conduct in European data protection law. All these controversial topics gave rise to a lively dialogue and numerous questions from the audience. Our special thanks go to the speakers. We look forward to the next meeting.