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Europe Data Protection Digest | Council of the European Union finalizes DGA; parliamentary committee approves DMA agreement Related reading: A view from DC: Is your privacy notice stuck in the ’90s?



  • The Council of the European Union approved the Data Governance Act, the final step to full adoption after the European Parliament gave its backing 7 April. The framework aims to provide companies increased access to public-sector data for the purpose of developing new products and services. The new regulation will apply 15 months after it enters into force, which comes 20 days after it is published in the Official Journal of the EU.
  • European Parliament's Internal Market Committee voted 43-1 to approve the provisional agreement on the proposed Digital Markets Act between Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The DMA and the proposed Digital Services Act are expected to be placed before Parliament in July for a final vote. 
  • In an interview with Protocol, German Member of European Parliament Andreas Schwab discussed how the proposed DMA will affect technology companies and be a model for global policymakers.

The IAPP has an infographic that details current EU data initiatives, including the DGA and the DMA.


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