24/11/2020

TechCrunch

Europe targets becoming the worlds' most data-empowered continent

European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton has said lawmakers want the EU to become "the most data-empowered continent in the world" and in the process take power away from large tech companies. Speaking at an event on the European strategy for data, Breton said the strategy would help EU businesses unlock data value and support decades of economic growth. "We have been brave enough to set our rules in the personal data sphere, and this is what we need to do now for government and public and industrial data," said Breton. Also at the event, Max Schrems countered that the new rules would be pointless without strong enforcement, pointing out the Irish DPC is yet to issue "any decisions on cross-border complaints filed under the 2.5-year-old GDPR framework."

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