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 across 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 show the GS1 standards potential if used in combination with the standards for the web, GS1 in Europe and W3C published a joint document

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

New EU Data Acts

The EU has recently published several acts to enable “a new European Data Economy”. From the free flow of non personal data requirements adopted in the previous term, the most recent initiatives aim to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the EU, and will address the emerging issues of ownership, portability, interoperability, usability and access to data.

Related Publications

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