Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

The European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market.

The proposals build on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will enter into application as of 25 May 2018 and ensures:

  • Better access to and reusability of public sector data
  • Scientific data sharing in 2018
  • Private sector data sharing in business-to-business and business-to-governments contexts
  • Securing citizens' healthcare data while fostering European cooperation

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