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In the European strategy for data, an important step is the proposal for a regulation known as the Data Governance Act or DGA. It complements other initiatives that aim to achieve developmental conditions for the data economy while respecting the platform of safeguards and measures for the protection of personal data and the rights and freedoms of data subjects.



Figure – The presumable timeline of the proposal


Topics of the DGA

The proposed Data Governance Regulation aims to address the following situations:

  • re-use and relevant conditions, within the Union, of data held by public bodies
  • provision of data-sharing services, subject to mandatory notification and supervision
  • data altruism, subject to a voluntary registration regime.


Figure – The topics addressed in the proposal


The scope only concerns data subject to rights of others, i.e. – as stated in the explanatory memorandum – ” data that might be subject to data protection legislation, intellectual property, or contain trade secrets or other commercially sensitive information.”