Worldwide newsMay 4, 2022EDPB-EDPS Joint Opinion 2/2022 on the EU Data Act

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have adopted a Joint Opinion on the Proposal of the European Parliament and of the Council on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (EU Data Act). Their aim is to draw attention to a number of overarching concerns on the EU Data Act and urge the co-legislature to take decisive action. While welcoming the efforts made to ensure that the Proposal does not affect the current data protection framework, the EDPB and the EDPS consider that additional safeguards are necessary to avoid lowering the protection of the fundamental rights to privacy and to the protection of personal data in practice. Continue reading the Joint Opinion here.