Prague seeks to advance the discussion on the Data Act proposal with a compromise on the part related to the possibility of public bodies requesting access to privately held data.
The Czech Presidency of the EU Council presented a new partial compromise on the Data Act concerning the controversial Chapter V, which is intended to define under which conditions public entities can demand access to privately held data.
This part of the proposal is one of the most controversial, as many from the business world and beyond have criticised the provisions as giving arbitrary and disproportionate powers to public bodies.
The compromise addresses this criticism by clarifying the scope and introducing safeguards. The document is dated 5 August, and it is due to be discussed on 5 September in a meeting of the Telecom Working Party, the technical body of the EU Council in charge of the file.