Policy Observatory

Tracking legislation that shapes an open digital Europe

Through our policy observatory, we track the policy files that have the potential to advance openness and to contribute to a digital public space maximizing the societal benefits of shared data, knowledge and culture.

For each of the policy files that we track here, we provide an up-to-date timeline of the most important legislative developments, that we enrich with our own analysis, opinions, publications and events as well as noteworthy positions by other stakeholders. Over time, the observatory files grow to provide a historical archive of the policies as they take shape.

Data Act
Observatory tracking the legislative development of the proposal for a Data Act that was presented by the European Commission on 23 February 2022. The proposed Data Act provides opportunities to improve the conditions for building data commons and to improve the use of data for the public good.
Data Governance Act
Observatory tracking the legislative development of the proposal for a Data Governance Act that was presented by the European Commission on 25 November 2020. The proposed Data Governance Act aims at laying the foundations for a novel European way of data governance and is a key step in the definition of the European data commons.
Digital Decade
Observatory tracking the various elements of the European Commission's Digital Decade strategy with a focus on the discussions about the development of the underlying rights and principles for a European Digital Public Space.