#20 - EU Data Legislations (Nor)
June 06, 2022
Winfried Etzel VP Activities DAMA Norway
Is the EU providing the legal framework for data-driven value creation?
Digitalization is a focus area for the European commission, and at its core, the European digital strategy is a data strategy - digitalization is focused on data.
The goal is to utilize the value of data and give better conditions to SMB in the European marked.
I was fortunate to talk to Astrid Solhaug from DigDir, working for the Norwegian resource center for sharing and use of data. Astrid provides both a Norwegian and European perspective on the topic.
We talked about:
Eu digitalization strategy
- What does that mean?
- How does the EU approach digitalization at a strategic level?
- How do regulations and incentives interplay with digitalization in the EU?
- What are EU Data Act, Open Data Directive, Data Governance Act?
- How can we share and reuse data? What does it mean for value creation with data?
- Why do we need a data innovation board and what should it look like?
- Can the market be regulated? Is EU regulation harming innovation in the marked?
- How can ethnical values be regulated across countries?
- Is the EU trying to take an active role in the development of European society?
- What are the possibilities in these regulations? Can it mean safe and easy data sharing?
- What are the effects of simpler easier data sharing between the public and private sector? Can it create value for us?
- What are the opportunities in the regulations for users in Norway?
What I've learned:
- EU is trying to take an active part in democratize data.
- EU defines data is a non-competitive good.
- A data collector has no exclusive rights to the data collected.
- All open governmental data should be accessible for everyone
- The Data Act arranges for private sector data, to secure sharing and end user rights.
- Private organizations will have a duty to share information with public sector in times of crisis
- These three regulations for sharing data are interesting to see in combination with the AI Act, that ensures use of data that now is available.