Data protection

EU Data Act provisions on business-to-government data sharing are too imprecise


Any mandatory data sharing between private companies and governments needs clear and transparent conditions for all parties, Insurance Europe has insisted today in a joint statement with a broad group of EU business associations.

While willing to support efforts to tackle public emergencies, the signatories are critical of Chapter V of the EU Data Act proposal, which obliges companies to make data available to public bodies in cases of “exceptional need”. The imprecise wording would mean that any EU, national, regional or local public body could request any type of data, including personal data, from any data holder.

The signatories encourage the Council of the EU and the European Parliament to build a clear and proportionate framework that does not allow unrestricted access to any data, but will protect the fundamental rights of individuals and the rule of law.

Joint statement