Seven Things to Improve in the Data Act

5 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2022 Last revised: 31 Mar 2022

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Inge Graef

Tilburg Law School; Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Martin Husovec

London School of Economics - Law School

Date Written: March 7, 2022

Abstract

We welcome the publication of the proposed Data Act by the European Commission. It is an important piece of legislation regulating access to data across the EU internal market. To achieve its purpose of harmonising rules on the making available of data, it is key that the scope of the provisions of the Data Act and their relationship with other legislative provisions that apply in parallel (the GDPR’s right to data portability in particular) are clear upfront and those possible undesirable side-effects of design choices are prevented as much as possible. With this in mind, we suggest seven things to improve in the current text of the Data Act that we believe are urgent to consider in the upcoming legislative process.

Keywords: data access, data portability, FRAND, Data Act

Suggested Citation

Graef, Inge and Husovec, Martin, Seven Things to Improve in the Data Act (March 7, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4051793 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4051793

Inge Graef

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Martin Husovec (Contact Author)

London School of Economics - Law School ( email )

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