EU Parliament and Council reach political agreement on data law, but CLEPA calls for urgent sectoral law. Here’s what’s gonna happen now
THE The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have succeeded in a deal last night regarding the Data Bill, which will govern data access and sharing generated by connected devices. However, as we have already anticipated, CLEPA – the European Association of Automotive Suppliers – has highlighted and called for sector-specific and sector-specific regulatory intervention for connected vehicles. This is certainly a key step for the generalist market, given that it is now possible to remotely control any device or connected device. Data law is sufficient according to car manufacturers, but the standard as it stands, put on the same floor a refrigerator and a connected vehiclewith foreseeable repercussions for the Independent Automotive Aftermarket sector.
DATA ACT: A SMART REFRIGERATOR IS NOT A CONNECTED VEHICLE
Currently, automotive vendors and other third-party service providers rely on a limited set of market participants to access and remember this data is CLEPA, in a position paper that quickly explains the critical issues facing IAM. The Association of European Automotive Suppliers welcomes the conclusion of negotiations on the data law, but hopes that this law enable third parties to provide innovative services to consumers. A press release from the Council of the EU reports that the political agreement envisages:
- “I’scope of the regulations enabling users of connected devices, ranging from smart home appliances to industrial machines intelligent, to have access to the data generated by their use”.
- “Measures for prevent misuse of imbalances in contracts sharing data by means of contractual clauses”.
- “Guidelines on the reasonable remuneration of companies for the provision of dataas well as adequate dispute resolution mechanisms..
DATA ACT: WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS
The European Alliance of Dealers and Repairers (ACDR extension) enthusiastically commented on the political agreement on the data law, which – we remind you – must be approved by the Council and the European Parliament. It will then be adopted by the two institutions after legal-linguistic examination and submitted to the representatives of the Member States for final approval. “This regulation will enable accuracy in the processing of data, encourage innovation and accessibility to all, avoiding contractual abuses that can arise at any time”he writes Gerardo Pérez Giménez, President of the AECDR. “Basically, he does this by giving ownership of data and the power of its use to the clientwith which European dealer networks must work intensely to be creditors and participants of our customers’ data, which will allow us to continue to generate wealth and jobs in Europe “.
OPINION OF CLEPA ON THE POLICY DEVICE OF THE DATA ACT
However, the Date Act “transversal” in itself it won’t be enough deal with all the complexities of broadcasting data-driven services in the automotive sector. “A timely publication by the Commission of the sectoral proposal on access to in-vehicle data, functions and resources will help improve competition, strengthen the innovation capacities of thousands of supplier companies and protect the rights and choice of consumers” he pretends Benjamin Krieger, secretary general of CLEPA. “The technical work and discussions behind this legislation have been going on for years. The time has come to finalize and publish the proposal”.
Source : Sicur Auto