On 27 November, the final text of the EU’s Data Act (the Act) was formally approved by the European Parliament and the European Council.
It will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the EU’s official journal, which is expected in the coming days. However, the majority of its provisions will only apply 20 months after it enters into force.
Scope of the Act
The Act, which takes the form of a directly applicable EU regulation, has three central focuses:
- remove obstacles to the process of switching between providers of “data processing services” and the