Regulations and Trends

EU Data Economy

As part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the EU intends to nourish a data-driven economy where innovation becomes an increasingly significant factor. The EU innovation agenda aims to accelerate the development and scaling up of innovation through a set of clear actions. 

The European Commission’s Communication on Building the European Data Economy highlights the need to address a number of emerging issues in the data economy like interoperability and standards and unjustified restrictions to the free movement of data. 

To demonstrate the GS1 standards potential, if used in combination with the standards for the web, GS1 in Europe and W3C have published a joint document: 

 “A standards-based knowledge system for the circular economy” 

New EU Data Governance Act

The EU is promoting a "new European Data Economy", tackling restrictions on the free movement of data and addressing key issues like ownership, portability and access to data

Related Publications

W3C and GS1 A standards-based knowledge system for the circular economy