Joint Statement – Access to data by public bodies: a double-edge tool to use with caution and restraint

23 May 2023

The trilogue meeting on the Data Act will take place on Tuesday 23 May. During the political discussion, representatives of the Parliament, the Council and the Commission will discuss the chapter of the Data Act on business-to-government (B2G) data sharing with a view to reaching an agreement on the B2G data sharing obligations set out in Chapter V of the proposal.

In light of this development, CECIMO has signed a joint statement with 25 other industry associations expressing serious concerns and making general recommendations.

The statement aims to inform policymakers about the apprehensions shared by both individuals and companies regarding the proposed B2G rules. According to the statement, the current Chapter V requires all companies to share any type of data they possess upon receiving a data request from a European Union or national public authority.