The Renew Europe
Group in the European Parliament welcomes today’s plenary adoption of the Data
Act. The new regulation sets clear and consistent rules for the access, sharing
and use of the over trillions of data generated every day, and ensures that
consumers are regaining control over the data they produce.
correctly, this new legislative act will create a genuine European market for
data and bring new economic opportunities for businesses. The regulation also
lays down a clear framework for strong personal data protection in times of
crisis, such as the Covid 19 pandemic, where swift and effective sharing of
data with public bodies can prove crucial.
Mituta (REPER, Romania) represented Renew Europe in the negotiations. He says:
this pioneering legislation we managed to unleash the huge potential of
industrial data that we generate through the usage of various products and
devices. We are successfully building the backbone of the EU's first data
market. This will benefit the European economy with over 400 billion in
revenues by 2025. It will help our companies, especially SMEs to innovate, to
be more competitive and will empower users to gain control over their data.'
In the preceding
interinstitutional negotiations, Renew Europe has, through Mr Mituta,
successfully managed to empower users by providing them with effective access
and sharing rights on all data generated from products they use. Renew Europe
has also been a driving force in strengthening the rights of manufacturers to
restrict data sharing where their IP or trade secrets are at risk of being
violated. We have also secured that data sharing is strictly supervised without
adding an excessive cost on businesses. Additionally, we have managed to
introduce a robust data sharing mechanism between governments and businesses,
that allows public authorities to respond efficiently to public emergencies on
one hand, and protects both privacy of the users and the ability of companies
to innovate on the other.