In April 2022, the European Parliament will cast its vote on the Data Governance Act ("DGA"), which is the first measure in the course of the European Data Strategy. Correspondingly, high expectations are associated with this. The text of the first draft presented by the Commission in November 2020 was negotiated in detail in several trilogue discussions between the European Council, Parliament and Commission in October and November 2021 ("DGA-draft").
Thus, the final vote is only considered a formal step. The following article is therefore intended to provide a cursory overview of the main regulations as they currently stand, highlighting key changes from the trilogue discussions and providing a preliminary assessment of the proposed measures.
The article has been published in the TechREG CHRONICLE in April 2022.