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The debate will focus on the Data Governance Act (DGA), which aims to boost data sharing in Europe. The DGA builds on four pillars: 1) Reuse of sensitive data held by public sector bodies, 2) A new framework for data intermediaries, 3) A framework for data altruism, 4) Coordination and interoperability supported by a European Data Innovation Board.

During the discussion, we would like to focus on a number of key questions related to the DGA: Who will be defined as a data intermediary and what will be their role? What will be the consequences of regulating these players for a not yet mature data market? How can this framework support the flow of data and create the technical conditions for data sharing?

  • Programme

    Opening remarks

    Pilar del Castillo MEP and EIF Chair


    Angelika Niebler, MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member, Rapporteur on the Data Governance Act

    Yvo Volman, acting Director for Data, DG CNECT, European Commission

    Jonathan Selbie, CEO of Univrses (a 3D Computer Vision and Machine Learning company)

    Prof. Stelian Brad, Professor & President of the Cluj IT Cluster, Romania


    Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum

    Exchange of views with the participants under the Chatham House rule

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16 March 2021 16:00 - 17:30

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  • Pilar del Castillo MEP, EIF Chair
  • Angelika Niebler MEP, EIF Steering Committee Member
  • Yvo Volman acting Director for Data DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Jonathan Selbie CEO Univrses
  • Stelian Brad Professor & President Cluj IT Cluster, Romania
  • Maria Rosa Gibellini Director General European Internet Forum

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