December 22, the regulation (EU) 2023/2854 on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data (Data Act) was published in the Official Journal of the EU.
This Regulation ensures that users of a connected product or related service in the Union can access, in a timely manner, the data generated by the use of that connected product or related service and that those users can use the data, including by sharing them with third parties of their choice.
It imposes the obligation on data holders to make data available to users and third parties of the user’s choice in certain circumstances. It also ensures that data holders make data available to data recipients in the Union under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions and in a transparent manner.
As regards as next steps, the Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from 12 September 2025. Article 3(1) shall apply to connected products and the services placed on the market after 12 September 2026.