The public consultation on the European strategy for data ran from 19 February to 31 May 2020. The objective of the consultation was to collect views and opinions on the European strategy for data. Additionally, the consultation focused on obtaining input for several planned initiatives related to the access to and re-use of data, including notably a legislative framework on common European data spaces and an implementing act on a list of high-value datasets under the Open Data Directive.
The European strategy for data aims to create a single market for data that will boost Europe’s global competitiveness and data sovereignty. Common European data spaces will ensure that more data becomes available for use in the economy and society, while keeping companies and individuals who generate the data in control.
The European Commission recently published a summary report that takes stock of the contributions and presents preliminary trends that emerge from them, focusing on quantitative aspects.