On February 9th, the ITRE (European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy) Committee of the European Parliament adopted the report from Member of European Parliament (MEP) Mrs Pilar del Castillo on the Data Act.
The text is based on all compromise amendments proposed by the rapporteur and the team of shadow rapporteurs to reach common views. The Data Act is a complicated file in the European Parliament because several European Parliament Committees have join competencies on part of the text, notably the Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) which has exclusive competencies on the parts related to personal data protection.
Notably for the business information sector, a potentially threatful amendment which would have banned the possibility to use the data in the scope of the Data Act for third party uses including credit scoring has not been adopted. The report will now be put to the vote in plenary session during the week of March 13th.
Source: European Parliament News