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About the Data Act (proposal)

Full name: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act)

Type: Regulation

Objective and key elements:

  • Facilitating B2C, B2B, and B2G data sharing
  • Ensuring fairness in the allocation of value from data among actors in the data economy and fostering access to and use of data
  • “Make data more available for use” and “remove barriers to access data”
  • Clarifying who can create value from data; rules on who can use and access data and for which purposes
  • Requirement of “data sharing by design” included

Relevant to: Providers and users of connected devices (products) and data processing services (e.g, cloud infrastructure).

Status:  Council to negotiate its updated version with the European Parliament, Commission’s proposal published 23 February 2022, link

Latest version:  Council adopted a revised version in March 2023, more information.


(Last updated 27 March 2023)