European Parliament adopts EU Data Act

09/11/2023 | European Parliament

The European Parliament has formally adopted the EU Data Act during a plenary vote on Thursday. MEPs agreed on clearer definitions around trade secrets to prevent data sharing to countries with weaker data protection regulations. The new agreement also allows customers to switch cloud service providers safely, negotiate contracts, and prevent unlawful data transfers. The legislation was adopted with 481 votes to 31, with 71 abstentions and will now need formal approval by the Council to become law.

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