Data Governance Act

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The European Parliament and the Council recently enacted the first of European Data Strategy related legislations. Namely, the European Data Governance Act, also known under the abbreviation DGA. DGA regulation presents four main topics. The first is the release of certain public sector data for re-use. More specifically, DGA sets rules for the re-use of specific data held by public sector bodies. Furthermore, DGA introduces the legal framework for data brokers, i.e. the rules for sharing data between data holders, who are legal entities, and potential data users. DGA also introduces Data Altruism, which is a new concept allowing for the provision of data free of charge for the purpose of using it for the common good within the EU. Finally, DGA establishes the institution of the European Data Innovation Board. DGA shall be effective in September 2023.