Insights European Commission publishes proposals for rules for common European data spaces


The Commission says that it wants to create “a single market for data, where data from public bodies, business and citizens can be used safely and fairly for the common good”. To start the process off, the Commission has published an inception impact assessment on which it is inviting feedback.

The Commission explains that the initiative will draw up rules for common European data spaces (covering areas like the environment, energy and agriculture) to:

  • make better use of publicly held data for research for the common good;
  • support voluntary data sharing by individuals; and
  • set up structures to enable key organisations to share data.

The proposals are open for feedback until 31 July 2020. To access the proposals, click here.