European Commission proposes Data Act

Posted on March 4, 2022 by Editor

The European Commission has proposed a new Data Act addressing who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors. It is intended to achieve the complex goals of ensuring fairness in the digital environment, stimulating a competitive data market, opening opportunities for data-driven innovation and making data more accessible for all. While it is focussed on the large quantities of underutilised unstructured data generated by connected objects and devices, it seems likely that it will have interactions with and impacts on digital reporting data. Among the proposals are means for public sector bodies to access and use data held by the private sector that might be needed in exceptional circumstances such as natural disasters, and new rules making it easier for customers to switch between different cloud-based data-processing services. If we are honest we would have liked to see a little more in these proposals, but they are clearly a good start!

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