The European Commission’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board issues a positive opinion with reservations on the impact assessment for the Data Act. The board finds that the internal Commission report has substantially improved on the problem definition and on the costs and benefits analysis.

However, it still finds it short in articulating its relationship with other legislative initiatives in the field, the scope of data access provisions for connected products and services, and on the conditions for business-to-government data sharing obligations in exceptional situations and public emergencies.