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Consumer Champion is a capacity building programme of the European Commission, managed by the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) to support and develop the capacity of consumer organisations and other entities with similar objectives from EU Member states, EEA and candidate countries.

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help shape the future policy agenda on the European data economy

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation to help shape the future policy agenda on the European data economy. 

The objective of the consultation:

  • whether and how local or national data localisation restrictions inhibit the free flow of data in Europe
  • whether and to what extent digital non-personal machine-generated data are traded and exchanged
  • the nature and magnitude of any barriers to accessing such data
  • ways of tackling those barriers
  • emerging Internet of Things and robotics liability challenges
  • practices and issues relating to data portability, interoperability and standards.

The target groups of this consultation:

  • Businesses of all sizes
  • Manufacturers and users of connected devices
  • Operators and users of online platforms
  • Data brokers
  • Businesses commercialising data-based products and services
  • Public authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Researcher and research organisations
  • Consumers

The consultation will remain open until 26 April. Learn how to submit your contribution here.



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