Data Workstream Response to Consultation on European Strategy for Data

Published 19/06/2020

The IRSG Data workstream was pleased to respond to the European Commission’s consultation on a European strategy for Data. The workstream values the Commission’s recognition of the importance of the global digital transition that is currently changing our societies and economies at unprecedented speed, and the position of data at the core of this transformation. This high-level letter underlines the importance of remaining internationally connected in regards data access and sharing and the need to recognise the breadth of legitimate interests in terms of processing personal data (private and public sector). By means of this response, the IRSG Data workstream would like to set out some of its thinking on how data governance mechanisms and structures can best maximise the social and economic benefits of data usage in the EU.