CZ Presidency First Compromise Proposal on Chapter V

August 24, 2022

The Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union published a compromise proposal for Chapter V of the Data Act. The compromise constituted the basis of the technical discussion taking place during the Telecom Working party meeting on 5 September. The text contains a new definition of public emergencies, including both natural and human-induced disasters, such as cybersecurity incidents; and further elaborates on the notion of public interest, which is now linked to situations where access to data, including metadata, is necessary for purposes related to local transport, city planning, and infrastructural services. The compromise also strengthens the principles of proportionality, transparency and purpose limitation in B2G contexts, with a restriction specifying that the European Commission and European agencies can have access to data shared in B2G contexts.

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