REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European data governance
(Data Governance Act)
This explanatory memorandum accompanies the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on data governance. It is the first of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European strategy for data
The instrument aims to foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU. The instrument would address the following situations:
– Making public sector data available for re-use, in situations where such data is subject to rights of others.
– Sharing of data among businesses, against remuneration in any form.
– Allowing personal data to be used with the help of a ‘personal data-sharing intermediary’, designed to help individuals exercise their rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
– Allowing data use on altruistic grounds.