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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The Data Act: A proposed new framework for data access and porting within the EU

3 March 2022

On 23 February the European Commission (the "Commission") published a much-anticipated proposal for a Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data, commonly referred to as the "Data Act".

The content of the published proposal largely follows that of an earlier, leaked version, and confirms that the Commission is determined to push forward with its strategic vision on data, which it regards as an "essential resource" for digital and green transitions.

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