The European Commission aims at collecting the views of Member States’ competent public authorities, academic and research institutions, business associations, industrial clusters, companies/businesses, consumer organisations, trade unions and citizens.
All these stakeholder groups are expected to provide important feedback and insights on measures that would create a fair data economy by ensuring better control over and conditions for data sharing for citizens and businesses.
The European Commission also counts on Social Economy stakeholders to get a better understanding of the data sharing issues for social enterprise and social economy organisations and fine-tune this initiative.
The gathered views of all interested parties will help shaping the Data Act. This legislative initiative aims to create a fair data economy by ensuring access to and use of data for legitimate purposes, including in business-to-business and business-to-government situations.
The consultation will collect information on the following:
- Business-to-government data sharing for the public interest
- Business-to-business data sharing
- Tools for data sharing: Smart Contracts
- Clarifying rights on non-personal Internet of Things data stemming from professional use
- Improving portability for business users of cloud services
- Complementing the portability right under Article 20 GDPR
- Intellectual Property Rights – Protection of Databases
- Safeguards for non-personal data in international context
The consultation is open until 3 September 2021.