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On 10 May, Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is organising online panel discussions about EU regulations on data, and especially about the Data Act and its potential for society, small and medium-sized enterprises and citizens. INNOPAY’s Mariane ter Veen will be a member of the discussion panel.

In February 2020, to leverage the potential of data, the European Commission published a data strategy as a key pillar of the EU’s digital strategy. The Commission has launched several legislative proposals since then, aimed at establishing a level playing field by providing rules for data sharing, regulating dominant players and encouraging data sharing via intermediaries. The new Data Act will play a vital role in ensuring the EU’s leadership in the global data economy.

The keynote at the event will be delivered by Commissioner Thierry Breton. Regulatory & Public Affairs Director Francine Cunningham from Bird &Bird Belgium will then present a study on EU data regulation.

This will be followed by several panel discussions. Besides Pilar del Castillo (Rapporteur EPP / ITRE) , Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (Rapporteur S&D / ITRE), Damian Boeselager (Rapporteur Greens / ITRE) and Luc Hendricx (SMEUnited), INNOPAY’s Mariane ter Veen will participate on behalf of the Data Sovereignty Now organisations.

For more details and registration, go to the Sitra's website.