About: Data Act

Technology 24-06-2022

Tech Brief: necessary surveillance, digital commons, AI options

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The protection of the fundamental right to respect for private life at EU level requires, in accordance with settled...
Technology 17-06-2022

Tech Brief: DSA last frictions, disinfo code 2.0, ENISA’s sovereign requirements

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It is just a very bad precedent if we leave the substance aside for a second: an agreement...

LEAK: The five political priorities of the upcoming Czech Presidency

Ukraine, energy security, defence and cybersecurity, economic and democratic resilience. These are the five subjects that top the political agenda of the upcoming Czech Presidency, as detailed in a draft internal document obtained by EURACTIV. The Czech Republic will take...
Technology 04-05-2022

EU Commission explains Data Act’s legal implications to member states

In past weeks, the European Commission has been making a series of presentations, obtained by EURACTIV, to EU countries that have requested further clarity on how the new data law will apply and how it will interact with other legislation....
Technology 22-04-2022

Digital Brief: future of the internet, cyber centre delays, DSA’s endgame  

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We call for a new Declaration for the Future of the Internet that includes all partners who actively support...
Technology 09-03-2022

LEAK: The EU Commission’s data space for unleashing health data

The European Commission is set to propose a new governance framework for health data with cross-border interoperability requirements and a pan-European infrastructure in the first sectorial legislation of this kind, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 25-02-2022

Digital Brief: Data Act official, the (real) cost of semiconductors

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Data Act clarifies who can access and share data and on what terms. It provides legal certainty,...
Technology 23-02-2022

European Commission pitches data sharing obligations in Data Act proposal

On Wednesday (23 February), the EU executive presented its draft for the new data law with only minor changes compared to the proposal leaked by EURACTIV earlier this month.
Technology 04-02-2022

Digital Brief: Data Act leaked, AdTech in the storm, the importance of standards

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The aim to ensure fairness in the allocation of data value among actors in the data economy and...
Technology 03-02-2022

Industry readies to fight the Commission’s Data Act proposal

Major industry players, from tech companies to carmakers, are preparing to push back against the Commission’s proposal for the new data law, according to a draft letter seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 02-02-2022

LEAK: Data Act’s proposed rules for data sharing, cloud switching, interoperability

The Data Act proposal defines the rules for sharing data, conditions for access by public bodies, international data transfers, cloud switching and interoperability, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV.
Technology 21-01-2022

Digital Brief powered by YouTube: DSA plenary, Germany stalling, voice assistant

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Technology 27-12-2021

2022: The turning point in EU’s digital policy

The EU's ambitious digital policies face a moment of truth in 2022. EURACTIV takes a closer look at what is coming up.
Technology 19-11-2021

Digital Brief: DSA general approach, DMA compromise, data retention

EURACTIV’s Digital Brief brings you a weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Data protection 01-11-2021

LEAK: Draft impact assessment sheds some light on upcoming Data Act

The draft impact assessment of the EU Data Act, seen by EURACTIV, illustrates the key aspects of the upcoming legislative proposal that has recently failed an independent review. The Regulatory Scrutiny Board, an independent body that quality-checks the Commission’s impact...
Technology 29-10-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: killer acquisitions, Meta, NIS2

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Commission may impose on gatekeepers a restriction on engaging on acquisitions in certain areas and for a limited...
Technology 22-10-2021

EU leaders push for ‘innovation friendliness’ in digital policy

EU leaders stressed the need to make digital regulation more innovation-friendly, but the digital agenda remained at the margins of the European Council summit.
Technology 01-10-2021

Digital Brief: EU-US convergence, gatekeeper definitions, DGA adopted, NL lobbies Data Act

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This lead with regulation is dangerous. European tech companies are going to become regulated regional champions. They will not...
Data protection 01-10-2021

The Netherlands publishes non-paper on upcoming Data Act

A non-paper pressing for data sharing provisions, interoperability requirements, and data access for the public sector in the European Commissions Data Act proposal was circulated by the Dutch government on Friday (30 September). The act is expected to be formally presented by the end of 2021.
Smart cities 16-07-2021

Germany still lagging far behind on e-government, open data

In Germany, e-government and open data remain largely untapped potentials despite holding enormous economic opportunities and being basic prerequisites for smarter cities, a recently published OECD study shows. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Technology 21-04-2021

Green MEPs urge Commission to ensure digital transition ‘does not hamper’ green one

EU lawmakers from the Greens/European Free Alliance group have called on the European Commission in an open letter to "ensure that the digital transition promotes and does not hamper the green transition", just before the Commission was due to present part of its green taxonomy proposal.