CCIA Welcomes Political Agreement on the Free Flow of Data in the EU

BY Heather Greenfield
June 20, 2018

Brussels — A political agreement was achieved late today on the legislative proposal on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU.  The European Parliament and the Council is expected to officially approve the agreed text in coming weeks after which the Regulation will become EU law.

The European Commission presented its proposal for a Regulation in September 2017 to end forced data localisation measures in EU Member States.  At least 21 direct and 35 indirect measures have appeared in recent years (ECIPE, 2016). CCIA has been a longtime supporter of this proposal which will remove national barriers to data flows and help create a European Digital Single Market.


The following can be attributed to CCIA Europe’s Vice President, Christian Borggreen:


“We welcome today’s agreement which is an major step towards achieving a European Digital Single Market with increased competition for cloud services and more choice for consumers.”

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