EDPB & EDPS opinion urges strong protections for proposed Data Act

05/05/2022 | EDPB

The European Data Protection Board published a joint opinion with the European Data Protection Supervisor, containing views and recommendations on the proposed EU Data Act. The proposal, published by the European Commission in February, introduces binding requirements for developers of connected devices and related services to allow access to user-created data. While the EDPB and EDPS welcome the proposals' lack of infringement with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the regulators want to "ensure that data subjects' rights are duly protected." EDPS Wojciech WiewiĆ³rowski noted the current draft does not define government access to data properly, while EDPB Chair Andrea Jelinek said that the distribution of competencies between regulators will be required in order to avoid "fragmented supervision."

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