November 28, 2023: HALL members Anastasiya Kiseleva and Wenkai Li will speak at Brussel Privacy Hub Webinar ‘The Future of Data Access and Portability: GDPR vs. Data Act, Health Data Space Regulation & Open Finance Initiative’
The Brussels Privacy Hub will organise a webinar on ‘The Future of Data Access and Portability: GDPR vs. Data Act, Health Data Space Regulation & Open Finance Initiative’. The webinar will take place on 28 November from 17:00 until 18:30 (CET).
The European strategy for data aims at creating a single market for data with a view to guarantee “Europe’s global competitiveness and data sovereignty.” The EU intends to achieve this goal by making more data available for reuse while ensuring that the entities and individuals to whom the data pertains remain “in control.” But is the EU lawmaker getting the balance right? What will be the impact of the EU data strategy upon the GDPR and data subject individual rights?
The Data Act’s goal is to establish a unified framework for data sharing, cloud switching, and international transfers of non-personal data. This Act thus governs how various entities can access and exchange data generated through the use of IoT products and related services. Yet some questions emerge: How should the data flow between the data holder and the third party receiving the data be framed in terms of legal basis? How to make sure that the exceptions to data access rights are not limiting GDPR data access and portability rights? Why extending cross-border transfer restrictions to non-personal data?
The Health Data Space Regulation’s goal is said to “unleash the full potential of health data”. Through the promotion of safe and secure reuse and exchange of health data, the regulation aims to benefit third parties and build a trustworthy set-up to support these new data flows. However, this proposal raises the following questions: What does this setup imply in terms of the legal basis for data reuse and exchange and individual rights? Why promoting secondary use of health data at lower costs than relying on consent? What does it mean for GDPR Article 9? How is portability conceived in the context of this proposal and what is it supposed to achieve?
The Open Finance Initiative’s goal is to regulate access and use of customer data in the financial sectorso that third-party service providers are able to access customer data held by financial institutions for the purposes of providing financial and information services. Some questions need to be addressed however.
This event will bring together academic speakers who have recently been producing outputs on these topics and institutional representatives who are working on the Proposals.