Data Act: Commission proposes measures for a fair and innovative data economy
28 February 2022
Last week, the Commission published the Data Act, proposing new rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors. The Data Act aims to ensure fairness in the digital environment, stimulate a competitive data market, open opportunities for data-driven innovation and make data more accessible for all. With this, the Commission seeks to foster new, innovative services and more competitive prices for aftermarket services and repairs of connected objects. This last horizontal building block of the Commission's data strategy will support the digital transformation, in line with the 2030 digital objectives.
As a result of its provisions on data access, use and interoperability, the Data Act will contribute to more data being available, also for and within the sectoral data spaces. At the same time with the proposal, the Commission has also published Staff working document on data spaces. This document, prepared in response to a request from the European Council, provides an overview of the common European data spaces.