The European Commission has published its proposal for a Data Act, the second building block of its data strategy. The first step was the Data Governance Act, legislation adopted at the end of last year providing a legal framework for sharing non-personal data. The Data Act goes one step further, introducing binding requirements for the manufacturer of connected devices and related services to provide access to the data that users create. "We want to give consumers and companies even more control over what can be done with their data, clarifying who can access data and on what terms," said Margrethe Vestager, the Commission's executive vice president responsible for the digital portfolio.
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