On Tuesday, 14 March, the European Parliament voted 500-23 with 110 abstentions to adopt the proposed EU Data Act. The move by MEPs to back new common rules governing the sharing of data generated by connected devices would remove obstacles to data access by consumers and businesses, which would contribute to the development of new services. Lead MEP Pilar del Castillo Vera said: “The Data Act will be an absolute game changer providing access to an almost infinite amount of high-quality industrial data. Competitiveness and innovation are part of its DNA."
The next step is for MEPs to enter into trilogue negotiations with EU institutions
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