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Calls for Action on Free Flow of Data in EU

Five calls for action on the free flow of data have emerged from the European Commission's public consultation on the European regulatory environment.

1. Address data location restrictions as a barrier to the development of the EU data economy.
2. Tackle legal and technical restrictions to free flow of data.
3. Create a consistent framework for liability in data markets and the Internet of Things.
4. Provide guidance on data access, ownership, usage and transfer.
5. Investigate mechanisms for enabling appropriate access and use of data adapted to a specific sector.
The findings will feed into the impact assessment and draft initiative on the free flow of data. The DG CNECT Workshop on 18 May focuses discussions on data localisation restrictions and legal barriers to the free flow of data. The initiative will also deal with other emerging issues such as data ownership and access to data, liability, interoperability, and re-use of data. The workshop picks up on the panel discussions at Net Futures 2016, where Arthur van der Wees from Arthur's Legal represented SLA-Ready in sharing major legal barriers.