Anticipated implementation challenges following Data Act’s adoption

Nov 30th '23

Too soon for Santa’s greetings, but we are in the last stretch of the year. Brussels is slowly getting into the mood of the holiday season, Christmas trees are popping up, invitations to share the traditional melted-cheese raclette are coming through, and the IAPP Europe office is recovering from this year’s Data Protection Congress. However, all this does not mean December will be any quieter than the rest of the year.


This week, the Council of the European Union adopted yet another piece of legislation, the Data Act. Spanish Minister of Digital Transformation José Luis Escrivá declared the regulation “will be a catalyst for a Europe fit for the digital age. The new law will unlock a huge economic potential and significantly contribute to a European internal market for data. Data trading and the overarching use of data will be boosted, and new market opportunities will open to the benefit of our citizens and businesses across Europe.”


In practice, this means the Data Act primarily focuses on “industrial,” nonpersonal data, but inevitably, personal data considerations will be more than present in its implementation.


Read full article, here.


Source: IAPP. Author: Isabelle Roccia, CIPP/E


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