Proposal for a Regulation on European data governance (Data Governance Act)

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Series Details COM (2020) 767
Publication Date 25/11/2020
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Summary:

Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 25 November 2020, aimed at facilitating data sharing across the European Union (EU) and between sectors.

Further information:

The proposed instrument aims to foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU. The aims to address the following situations:

  • Making public sector data available for re-use, in situations where such data is subject to rights of others;
  • Sharing of data among businesses, against remuneration in any form;
  • Allowing personal data to be used with the help of a personal data-sharing intermediary, designed to help individuals exercise their rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
  • Allowing data use on altruistic grounds.

This is the first of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European Strategy for Data. It intends to offer an alternative European model to data handling practice of major tech platforms. The approach proposes a model based on the neutrality and transparency of data intermediaries.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=COM:2020:767:FIN
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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: Data Governance Act https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Governance_Act
EDRi: Resources, 25/11/2020: EU alphabet soup of digital acts: DSA, DMA and DGA https://edri.org/our-work/eu-alphabet-soup-of-digital-acts-dsa-dma-and-dga/
Bruegel: Opinion, 26/11/2020: A timid start for European Union data governance https://www.bruegel.org/2020/11/a-timid-start-for-european-union-data-governance/
DLA Piper: Blog, 27/11/2020: European Commission proposes new data governance measures for EU data sharing https://blogs.dlapiper.com/privacymatters/european-commission-proposes-new-data-governance-measures-for-eu-data-sharing/
HuntonAndrews Kurth: Privacy Blog, 02/12/2020: European Commission Publishes Draft Data Governance Act https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/2020/12/02/european-commission-publishes-draft-data-governance-act/
IAPP: Privacy Tracker, 10/12/2020: Proposal for an EU Data Governance Act — a first analysis https://iapp.org/news/a/proposal-for-an-eu-data-governance-act-a-first-analysis/
Pinsent Masons: Out-Law Analysis, 16/12/2020: The EU's Data Governance Act just part of data sharing puzzle https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/analysis/the-eus-data-governance-act-just-part-data-sharing-puzzle
Federation of German Industries: News, 18/12/2020: Data Governance Act: first step by the EU Commission to strengthen European data ecosystems https://english.bdi.eu/article/news/data-governance-act-first-push-by-the-eu-commission-to-strengthen-european-data-ecosystems/
Spanish Government: Aporta Initiative: Blog, 22/12/2020: Is the European proposal on data governance a step forward? https://datos.gob.es/en/blog/european-proposal-data-governance-step-forward
Orgalim: Position Papers, 29/01/2021: Digital Transformation: Orgalim comments on the Data Governance Act https://orgalim.eu/position-papers/digital-transformation-orgalim-comments-data-governance-act
European Banking Federation: Consultation, 01/02/2021: European Commission’s consultation on the Data Governance Act: EBF Response https://www.ebf.eu/innovation-cybersecurity/european-commissions-consultation-on-the-data-governance-act-ebf-response/
ITIF: Publications, 08/02/2021: Feedback on the Data Governance Act https://itif.org/publications/2021/02/08/feedback-data-governance-act
EPRS: Briefing, February 2021: Data Governance Act - Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2021)662608
BEUC: Publications, 23/03/2021: Data Governance Act: BEUC Position Paper https://www.beuc.eu/publications/beuc-x-2021-026_data_governance_act_position_paper.pdf
EuroCloud: News, 06/04/2021: Does the draft Data Governance Act signal a more economic approach to personal data in the EU? https://eurocloud.org/news/article/does-the-draft-data-governance-act-signal-a-more-economic-approach-of-personal-data-in-the-eu/
DR2 Consultants: Blog, 12/04/2021: Data Governance Act: main elements and business implications https://dr2consultants.eu/data-governance-act-main-elements-and-business-implications/
Digital Europe: Policy Paper, 13/04/2021: DigitalEurope’s recommendations for the Data Governance Act https://www.digitaleurope.org/resources/digitaleuropes-recommendations-for-the-data-governance-act/
BusinessEurope: Publications, 19/04/2021: The Data Governance Act (DGA) - a BusinessEurope position paper https://www.businesseurope.eu/publications/data-governance-act-dga-businesseurope-position-paper
European Digital SME Alliance: News, 23/04/2021: Data Governance Act: DIGITAL SME welcomes Commission’s proposal to strengthen data sharing in the EU https://www.digitalsme.eu/data-governance-act/
Oxford University: Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies: Blog, 05/05/2021: The proposed Data Governance Act— a New Age of Data Altruism? https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/helex/blog/2021/05/proposed-data-governance-act-new-age-data-altruism
Euronews: Global Conversation, 07/05/2021: Margrethe Vestager explains the EU's position in the global battle for data https://www.euronews.com/2021/05/07/margrethe-vestager-explains-the-eu-s-position-in-the-global-battle-for-data
European Law Blog, 10/06/2021: The Data Governance Act: New rules for international transfers of non-personal data held by the public sector https://europeanlawblog.eu/2021/06/10/the-data-governance-act-new-rules-for-international-transfers-of-non-personal-data-held-by-the-public-sector/
Future of Privacy Forum: Blog, 14/06/2021: ITPI Event Recap - The EU Data Strategy and the draft Data Governance Act https://fpf.org/blog/itpi-event-recap-the-eu-data-strategy-and-the-draft-data-governance-act/
EPRS: Briefing, June 2021: Data Governance Act https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_BRI(2021)690674
KU Leuven: CITIP Blog, 24/06/2021: The Data Governance Act : new rules for international transfers of non-personal data held by the public sector https://www.law.kuleuven.be/citip/blog/the-data-governance-act-new-rules-for-international-transfers-of-non-personal-data-held-by-the-public-sector/

News
EurActiv: Topics: Data Governance Act https://www.euractiv.com/topics/data-governance-act/
EUObserver, 26/11/2020: EU unveils new data rules, including 'data-altruism' clause https://euobserver.com/science/150191

Official
EUR-LEX: SWD(2020)295: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Impact Assessment Report https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2020:295:FIN
EUR-LEX: SWD(2020)296: Staff Working Document accompanying the Proposal - Executive Summary of the Impact Assessment Report https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=SWD:2020:296:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File for Proposal on European data governance (Data Governance Act) (2020/0340(COD)) https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2020/0340(COD)
European Parliament: Legislative Train Schedule: Proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance https://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-a-europe-fit-for-the-digital-age/file-data-governance-act
European Commission: Public Consultations: Data sharing in the EU – common European data spaces (new rules) https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12491-Data-sharing-in-the-EU-common-European-data-spaces-new-rules-_en
European Commission: Press Release, 25/11/2020: Commission proposes measures to boost data sharing and support European data spaces https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_2102
European Commission: Regulation on data governance – Questions and Answers (25 November 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_2103
European Commission: Speech by Executive Vice-President Vestager at the Press Conference on the Data Governance Act and the Action Plan on Intellectual Property (25 November 2020) https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/speech_20_2210
European Parliament: Press Release, 16/07/2021: Data governance: new rules to boost data sharing across the EU https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20210708IPR08014/
S&D Group: Newsroom, 16/07/2021: S&Ds on Data Governance Act: “Monopolistic practices detrimental to citizens must be avoided” https://www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu/newsroom/sds-data-governance-act-monopolistic-practices-detrimental-citizens-must-be-avoided

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