With the Data Governance Act (DGA), the Commission wants to create a new type of data governance so that data can be exchanged more easily between sectors and member states and thus used more intensively. The rapporteur in the Industry Committee (ITRE), Angelika Niebler (CSU/EPP), therefore calls the law a “Schengen for data“. Nothing less than a genuine data market is to be created in this way and the foundation laid for a European data economy. Niebler stresses how important trust and fairness are for this: “Only in this way can the EU-wide exchange of data develop its full potential and give rise to new, sustainable business models and innovations.”
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