EUTA signs joint industry statement on access to data by public bodies in the Data Act

With 26 other organisations, the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) has cosigned a joint industry letter expressing concern regarding Chapter V of the Data Act, where public bodies can request data for any reason. 

The signatories believe that with such broad scope, these rules do not respect the requirements set out in the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and, to function, mandatory data sharing between private companies and governments needs clear and transparent conditions for all parties involved.

The associations strongly encourage Council and Parliament to implement the necessary safeguards and limits to protect the rule of law in Europe. The letter outlines recommendations from the signatories.

You can read the full letter ‘Access to data by public bodies: a double-edge tool to use with caution and restraint’ here.



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