The Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union publishes a compromise proposal for the Data Act. The compromise constitutes the basis of the technical discussion taking place during the Telecom Working party meeting on 19 July and focuses on the first four chapters of the proposal. Notably, the definition of a product has been modified to any item able to collect or generate data and communicate it, including metadata, while the definition of users has been expanded to include public sector bodies. Finally, he overall text has been greater aligned with GDPR terminology for personal data protection.