European Parliament adopts final version of the Data Act

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On 9 November 2023, The European Parliament formally and overwhelmingly adopted the final version of the Data Act.

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On 9 November 2023, the European Parliament formally and overwhelmingly adopted, by a majority of 481 votes in favour, 31 votes against and 71 abstentions, the final version of the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (the “Data Act”). It will now need formal approval by the Council to become law.

The Data Act was initially proposed by the European Commission on 23 February 2022 as part of the EU Data Strategy package, with the aim of ensuring fairness in the digital environment, stimulating a competitive data market, opening up opportunities for data-driven innovation and making data more accessible for all. In practice, it establishes rules on the sharing of data generated through the use of connected products or related services (e.g. the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial machinery) and allows users to access the data they generate. As such, the Data Act opens the door for the development of new services, particularly in artificial intelligence, where vast amounts of data are required for algorithm training.


Key elements of the Data Act include:








What’s next?

Once published on the Official Journal of the European Union, the Data Act will enter into force on the 20th day following its publication. The provisions of the Data Act will be applicable 20 months after its entry into force, which, as of today, we expect to be August/September 2025.


Contact our experts in the IP, Communication & Technology team if you require any guidance or assistance for understanding and complying with the Data Act_

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