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Commission welcomes political agreement to boost data sharing and support European data spaces

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on a European Data Governance Act.

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Trilogue negotiations have now concluded, paving the way for final approval of the legal text by the European Parliament and the Council.

Executive Vice-President for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age, Margrethe Vestager, said:

This Regulation is a first building block for establishing a solid and fair data-driven economy. It is about setting up the right conditions for trustful data sharing in line with our European values and fundamental rights. We are creating a safe environment in which data can be shared across sectors and Member States for the benefit of society and the economy.

Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, said:

With the Data Governance Act agreed today, we are defining a common approach to data sharing – the European way. We are facilitating the flow of growing industrial data across sectors and Member States to help Europe become the world's number one data continent. We are doing so by building trust, putting the individuals and companies who generate data in the driving seat so they remain in control of the data they create. In a nutshell: an open yet sovereign European Single Market for data.

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