04 Oct 2018

DIGITALEUROPE congratulates the European Parliament for delivering a strong result to advance cross-border data flows in the EU

The European Parliament delivers a positive vote for the adoption of the Regulation on the Free Flow of non-personal Data

Today the European Parliament approved the Regulation for the Free Flow of non-personal Data (FFoD).

“We congratulate the European Parliament in passing an ambitious and important regulation accelerating the free flow of data in the EU,” said Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl, Director-General for DIGITALEUROPE. “The EU is setting a global example and it demonstrates the ambition for a real Digital Single Market where the use of data can advance AI which in turn will increase our health, deliver education solutions for our children, and boost science and research for solving societal issues”, she stressed.

The regulation once it takes affect will ensure a 5th freedom for data, and help boost the EU’s capabilities to generate jobs, growth and deliver valuable AI technologies.

The Regulation will address the removal of existing data localising measures which will result in GDP gains estimated to be up to 8 billion euros per year (up to 0.06% of GDP), which is on par with the gains of recent free trade agreements (FTAs) concluded by the EU.

€ 8 billion

estimated annual saving from the Regulation on the Free Flow of non-personal Data

For more information please contact
Ray Pinto
Director for Member Relations and Digital Transformation
Back to Digital Transformation
View the complete Press Release
Our resources on Digital Transformation
Press Release 20 Feb 2019
DIGITALEUROPE’s Digital Manufacturing Executive Council signs Declaration defining the path for Europe’s global leadership
Policy Paper 20 Feb 2019
DIGITALEUROPE’s Declaration to ensure the EU is a world leader in Digital Manufacturing
Press Release 11 Feb 2019
DIGITALEUROPE supports the Council’s position for a balanced outcome ahead of the final negotiations on the EU Platforms Regulation
Hit enter to search or ESC to close