The Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union has issued its latest compromise text clarifying areas of scope, data-sharing and public access for the proposed EU Data Act. The Telecom Working Party will discuss the text on 27 October. The text clarifies the regulation covers nonmedical wearable technologies, but products that display content and process and store data, including smart TVs, personal computers and smartphones, are excluded. The text also outlines that provisions empowering public institutions to access private data have been restricted to the European Commission, European Central Bank and EU agencies.
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