November 7, 2018 - European Union

New EU Regulation to Strengthen the Free Movement of Data

The European Union is close to finalizing a new regulation on the free flow of non-personal data within the EU. This is part of an EU goal to remove technical and legislative barriers to open data flows, including data location restrictions which force service providers to build expensive local infrastructures in each region or country. The EU wants to make it easier to move, share and re-use non-personal data across global markets and borders.

In this Alert, we examine the EU’s plans and consider the potentially confusing interplay between these regulations, which cover non-personal data, and the EU’s regime on personal data introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018.

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