Data Act & amended rules on the legal protection of databases

The European Commission has published its Proposal for a Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data, also known as the “Data Act”, on which stakeholders can provide short feedback until 14 May.

To complement the EU Data Governance Act, the Commission is putting forward the Data Act to tackle the challenges of data accessibility and usage. With the new Data Act proposal, the Commission wants to ensure that more public and private actors can benefit from Big Data and innovative machine learning approaches, accordingly, presenting new opportunities for the healthcare sector. This period for feedback is an important occasion for interested stakeholders to provide the Commission with their views on the proposal, and is particularly relevant for the in silico community as much of our research is dependent on data access.

The proposal’s key objectives are as follows:

  • Facilitate access to and the use of data by consumers and businesses, while preserving incentives to invest in ways of generating value through data.
  • Provide for the use by public sector bodies and Union institutions, agencies or bodies of data held by enterprises in certain situations in which there is an exceptional data need.
  • Facilitate switching between cloud and edge services.
  • Put in place safeguards against unlawful data transfer without notification by cloud service providers.
  • Support the development of interoperability standards for data to be reused between sectors.

Stakeholder are invited to submit their feedback here before the deadline of Saturday 14 May.


Date: 12/04/2022 | Tag: | News: 1307 of 1366
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