We are glad to share that Arthur van der Wees has been appointed by the European Commission as member of the Expert Group on Data Sharing and Cloud Computing Contracts, which will be co-managed by its Directorate-General for Communications, Networks, Content and Technology and the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers.
The mission is to assist the Commission in its work on developing model contractual clauses for B2B data sharing and standard contractual clauses for cloud computing contracts.
Already for more than a decade, Arthur's Legal, Strategies & Systems and its core team members we have been actively involved in the activities and initiatives by the Commission regarding data, computing continuum (including OT, IT, cloud, Edge and IoT), trusted data sharing, and resilient, sovereign and otherwise trustworthy digital ecosystems, for all sectors and organisations; small and large. We are honored to continue to contributing, assisting and otherwise supporting the activities and initiatives by the Commission related to (the path to) the Digital Decade 2030, including the various tasks the Export Group will assist the Commission on:
a. analysing existing B2B data sharing models and practices, identifying problems and commonalities and recommending to the Commission a general horizontal set of balanced model contract terms for B2B data sharing that could be applicable for sharing data across sectors, including for data generated by machines and the use of products and related services;
b. analysing data sharing practices in some sectors where there is a need for model contract terms and recommending to the Commission model contract terms tailored for these sectors;
c. analysing existing practices for cloud contract terms and recommending to the Commission a general set of standard contractual clauses for cloud contracts, and;
d. issuing recommendations/suggestions to the Commission on other subjects related to fair contractual relations in B2B data sharing as follow-up to the Data Act and Cloud Marketplace, following a proposal by the Commission services.