Proposal for a European Data Governance Act

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Published date: November 25, 2020

Region: Europe

Legislation status: Policy proposal

Subject tag: Data Access

The proposed legislation creates an enabling framework that does not go beyond what is necessary to achieve the objectives. It harmonises a series of data-sharing practices, while respecting the Member States’ prerogative to organise their administration and legislate on access to public sector information. The notification framework for data intermediaries, as well as the mechanisms for data altruism serve to attain a higher level of trust in these services, without unnecessarily restricting these activities, and help develop an internal market for the exchange of such data. The initiative will also leave a significant amount of flexibility for application at sector-specific level, including for the future development of European data spaces.
[This entry was sourced with minor edits from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative. You can find more information here:]