Further Data Act improvements critical to ensure future industrial competitiveness

14 March 2023

The proposed Data Act will shortly mo...

The proposed Data Act will shortly move into the last legislative phase, after the European Parliament yesterday adopted its position. Orgalim takes note of the progress made and urges EU institutions to make further improvements during the trilogue negotiations to ensure the Act achieves its aim of supporting a competitive and innovative European digital economy. 

"The Data Act aims to help the transition to a data-driven economy but too many proposed provisions still risk hindering it instead," said Malte Lohan, Orgalim’s Director General. "It is not too late to make improvements and Orgalim remains ready to work with the co-legislators to that end."

  The Data Act aims to help the transition to a data-driven economy but too many proposed provisions still risk hindering it instead. It is not too late to make improvements and Orgalim remains ready to work with the co-legislators to that end. 

Malte Lohan

Orgalim, alongside 29 other industry associations, has consistently emphasised the need for greater legal certainty and clarity. Contractual freedom must be preserved, whereas the European Parliament position intervenes deeply in data sharing contracts, inter alia by imposing to share data for free and endangering manufacturers’ partnerships with third parties. Trade secrets must be protected or the competitiveness of EU industries will be undermined.  

 

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