Common European Data Spaces Being Developed in Strategic Economic Sectors

Data Spaces

The European Commission has identified 10 strategic economic sectors and domains of public interest in order to boost data-driven innovation and the competitiveness of the European data economy. In the D&I Quarterlies of 2023 we will monitor closely the developments in each data space within the strategic economic sectors in addition to the horizontal data related regulations applicable across economic sectors.

Sharing of Data to be Boosted by Both Mandatory and Voluntary Measures

Insights on Data Sharing in the Industrial and Manufacturing Sector

First EU Data Space – Health Sector

EU’s New Financial Data Space Proposal and DORA

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