White Paper on the Data Governance Act

CiTiP Working Paper 2021

61 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2021

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Julie Baloup

KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Emre Bayamlıoğlu

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

Aliki Benmayor

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Charlotte Ducuing

CiTiP KU Leuven

Lidia Dutkiewicz

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Teodora Lalova

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP); KU Leuven - Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

Yuliya Miadzvetskaya

KU Leuven

Bert Peeters

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: June 23, 2021

Abstract

The White Paper offers an academic perspective to the discussion on the Data Governance Act proposal (“DGA proposal”), as adopted by the European Commission in November 2020. It contains a legal analysis of the DGA proposal and includes recommendations to amend its shortcomings. The White Paper aims to cover the full spectrum of the DGA proposal and therefore offers an in-depth analysis of its main provisions. In conclusion, the authors identify general patterns at work with the DGA proposal, namely, first, the (new) regulation of data as an object and, even more so, as an object of rights. This approach, the authors find, may contribute to exacerbate the risk of contradictions of the DGA proposal with the GDPR on the level of principles. Second, it discusses the relationship of the DGA proposal vis-à-vis the (regulation of) European data spaces and more generally its place in the two-pillars approach of the EC, between horizontal (sector-agnostic) and sectoral regulation of data. Finally, the DGA proposal is identified as a cornerstone of the new EU ‘digital sovereignty’ policy.

Keywords: Data Governance; Data Rights; Data Altruism; Data Sharing Service; Data Intermediary; Public Sector Body; Data Utility; Digital Sovereignty; Data Spaces; Neutrality

Suggested Citation

Baloup, Julie and Bayamlıoğlu, Emre and Benmayor, Aliki and Ducuing, Charlotte and Dutkiewicz, Lidia and Lalova, Teodora and Miadzvetskaya, Yuliya and Peeters, Bert, White Paper on the Data Governance Act (June 23, 2021). CiTiP Working Paper 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3872703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3872703

Julie Baloup (Contact Author)

KU Leuven, Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven
Belgium

Emre Bayamlıoğlu

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) ( email )

P.O.Box 90153
Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221
Tilburg, 5037
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Aliki Benmayor

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

Charlotte Ducuing

CiTiP KU Leuven ( email )

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

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Lidia Dutkiewicz

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

Teodora Lalova

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium
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KU Leuven - Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy ( email )

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3000 Leuven
Belgium
1000 (Fax)

Yuliya Miadzvetskaya

KU Leuven ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven
Belgium

Bert Peeters

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

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