Data Act: EU Council insists on trade secret protection in semi-final text - Privacy Community

The new compromise on the draft data law, seen by EURACTIV, further refines the protection of trade secrets and clarifies the relationship with data protection rules and the application of the cloud-switching provisions.

The Swedish presidency shared the sixth compromise text on the Data Act on Wednesday (8 March), with the view of discussing it on 14 March at the Telecom Working Party, a technical body of the EU Council.

The Data Act is a flagship legislative proposal intended to regulate how data is shared, accessed and ported. If no significant opposition is raised next week, the presidency’s text will land on the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) table on 22 March.