The Council of the European Union agreed on a negotiating mandate on the proposed Data Governance Act on October 1, 2021. The proposal is a part of the 2020 European Strategy for Data, which is aimed to foster the availability of data for use in the economy by increasing trust in data intermediaries and by strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU. The instrument specifically addresses the following situations:
The president of the council stated “Successful digital transformation and achieving our climate goals depend on data-driven innovation, which relies on the availability of data. It is therefore crucial to increase trust in data sharing,” Boštjan Koritnik, President of the Council.