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Governments to acquire company-held personal data in emergencies only under EU draft Data Act deal

By Nicholas Wallace
  • 25 May 2023 10:55
  • 25 May 2023 11:27
Public authorities could make companies hand over personal data during emergencies under a draft deal between the European Parliament and Sweden, on behalf of EU national governments, MLex has learned.

The Swedish government will ask other member states to approve the compromise on the Data Act, a forthcoming data-sharing law. The deal, discussed

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Nicholas Wallace


Nicholas Wallace has covered data privacy and security for MLex in Brussels since November 2021. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a freelance reporter for Science Magazine, Science|Business, and International News Services, an agency serving trade publications worldwide. He holds a masters degree in public policy, jointly awarded by the Central European University in Budapest and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, and a bachelors degree in politics from Liverpool John Moores University.

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