The Council of the European Union has confirmed EU member states have reached a common position regarding harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data through the proposed EU Data Act. The agreement means trilogue negotiations between the Council and the European Parliament on the final version of the proposed legislation can begin. Erik Slottner, Swedish minister for public administration, said the Data Act "will contribute to creating a single market to allow data to flow freely within the EU and across sectors for the benefit of businesses, researchers, public administrations, and society at large."
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