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About the Data Governance Act (DGA)

Full name:  Regulation  (EU) 2022/868 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2022 on European data governance and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 (Data Governance Act).

Type: Regulation.

Objective and key elements:

  • Encouraging the sharing and re-use of data across sectors and EU countries to leverage the potential of data while respecting data privacy, confidentiality, and IPR
  • Covers both personal and non-personal data
  • Assistance from the public sector body to access data
  • Member States required to set up a single information point
  • Data intermediaries to function as neutral third parties

Relevant to: Mainly public sector bodies, but also providers of data intermediation services (data marketplaces and pools) and data altruism organisations

Status: In force, applies from 24 September 2024