BEERG: EU Commission proposes Regulation for Free Movement of Non-personal Data

September 15, 2017

This week, the EU Commission published a proposal for a regulatory framework "to achieve a more competitive and integrated internal market for data storage and other processing services and activities."  According to the most recent BEERG Global Labor Newsletter, the proposal aims to:

  • Improve the mobility of non-personal data across borders in the single market;
  • Make it easier for professional users of data storage/processing services to switch service providers and to port data; and
  • Ensure that competent authorities' powers to request and access data for regulatory control purposes remain unaffected.
Separately, the European Commission also published a report assessing the extent to which the Member States have taken the necessary measures in order to comply with a previous data directive.  Read the full BEERG Global Labor Newsletter and the BEERG pay ratio article.