Skip to main content
Brussels Capital-Region - Homepage

The challenges of the Data Governance Act

The Data Governance Act (DGA) was adopted over a year ago, on 30 May 2022, and has effectively been in force since 24 September 2023.

Published on

As the first building block in the European strategy for data, the Data Governance Act aims to promote the sharing of personal and non-personal data by setting up intermediation structures. This regulation includes:

  • Guidance and technical and legal assistance to facilitate the re-use of certain categories of protected public sector data (confidential business information, intellectual property, personal data);
  • Mandatory certification for providers of data intermediationExternal link services;
  • Optional certification for organisations practising data altruismExternal link.

On 7 and 14 June 2022 respectively, this Data Governance Act was the subject of specific co-creation sessions organised by Paradigm as part of the Digital Technology Meetings, which aim to take an inspiring look at the main digital challenges facing Brussels' public administration: between senior civil servants from the Brussels Capital Region on 7 June, and between data experts from various Brussels administrations on 14 June. The two groups defined the concrete opportunities and risks of this DGA for the Brussels Capital Region. 

Following on from this, a guidance document was drawn up on the DGA and its practical implications for the administrations of the Brussels Capital Region. You can access it here. 

You can read a comprehensive report on the discussions that took place during these meetings, and also find out about the role of the regional Data Governance Office, as well as the concrete steps we've taken to implement the DGA at regional level. 

Enjoy your reading! 

Vous pourrez y lire le compte-rendu exhaustif des échanges qui se sont déroulés lors de ces Rencontres, mais aussi y découvrir le rôle du Data Governance Office régional, ainsi que les étapes concrètes mises en places pour appliquer ce DGA au niveau de la région. 

Bonne lecture !