On May 4th, Barbara da Rosa Lazarotto and Gianclaudio Malgieri published a blog post on European Law Blog about the developments of the negotiations on the Data Act. The title of their intervention is “The Data Act: a (slippery) third way beyond personal/non-personal data dualism?“.

The two scholars underline that “The Data Act Proposal brings a complementary and beneficial intention to the EU data regulation landscape due to its expansion of data access rights to connected objects (which collect a great amount of data which remains in the hands of private companies). Doubts still loom, however, on the nature of the rules applied to personal and non-personal data and their enforcement, which have the potential to hinder the full implementation of the Data Act if they are not properly addressed” (click here for the whole post).