On Sunday, 24 September, the EU Data Governance Act (DGA), which became law last summer, began to apply. The DGA is designed to enhance the rights of organisations to access and re-use protected data held by public bodies. This includes confidential data, information protected by intellectual property rights, and data constituting personal data for the purposes of data protection law. The legislation sets out conditions on that re-use and retains the right of public bodies to impose charges on such re-use.
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