The initiative aims to make more data available and facilitate data sharing across sectors and EU countries in order to leverage the potential of data for the benefit of European citizens and businesses. The Data Governance Act (DGA) is in force in the EU, also in the Netherlands as from 24 September 2023.
The DGA contains rules for the now emerging data sharing markets when it comes to neutrality, (re)use and user protection. The DGA regulates reliability, access and neutrality of data and overcome technical obstacles to the reuse of data. The DGA also contains rules regarding the sharing of data by companies and consumers through so-called data sharing services. These services must now register and are not allowed to use received data for other purposes. In this way, the DGA seeks to protect data while offering an alternative to a limited number of larger companies that currently dominate the data market.
The DGA will also support the set-up and development of common European data spaces in strategic domains, involving both private and public players, in sectors such as health, environment, energy, agriculture, mobility, finance, manufacturing, public administration and skills.
The EU will boost the development of trustworthy data-sharing systems through 4 broad sets of measures
The advantages of the DGA on data governance
The Compliance Regulator in het Netherlands for the DGA
The Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) will be the compliance regulator for the DGA. With them, data mediation services will also have to register.
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