Comparing EU Initiatives on Data: Addressing Risks and Enhancing Harmonisation Opportunities

Authors: Denise Amram



The Author provides a mapping of the recent EU legislative initiatives on data, identifying common interpretative issues and gaps emerging from the fragmented evolution of the legal framework. In order to give a systematic interpretation of the different provisions, two sectorial initiatives impacting on completely different scenarios are compared: the European Health Data Space proposal and the Digital Service Act. This cross-sector exercise allows the Author to identify those common principles able to shape effective implementations strategies aiming to protect fundamental rights and democratic values in the information society.

Keywords: Personal and non-personal data, data governance, health data space, digital services, impact assessments