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The Data Governance Act and Data-Driven Policymaking: Impact and Practical Implementations

Tuesday, 16 February, 2021

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The proposed regulation on European data govenance will foster the availability of data for use by increasing trust in data intermediaries and strengthening data-sharing mechanisms across the EU.

Policy Cloud, Cyberwatching.eu, DUET, and URBANITE invite big data and cloud solutions providers and policymakers from industrial, commercial and public realities to an expert briefing on the perceived scope of the Data Governance Act, the implication for cybersecurity and GDPR, and the practical ramifications for public and business administrations.

We are defining today a truly European approach to data sharing. Our new regulation will enable trust and facilitate the flow of data across sectors and Member States while putting all those who generate data in the driving seat. With the ever-growing role of industrial data in our economy, Europe needs an open yet sovereign Single Market for data. Flanked by the right investments and key infrastructures, our regulation will help Europe become the world's number one data continent." Commissioner for International Market, Thierry Breton, 25 November 2020.


  1. Introduction to the DGA and the Policy Cloud Legal and Ethical Framework for Data-Driven Policymaking, Alberto Bettiol & Martim Taborda Barata (ICTLC International & Policy Cloud)
  2. The DGA and the Cybersecurity Implications for Policymakers and Public Administrations, R&I Projects, and SMEs, Paolo Balboni (ICTLC International & Cyberwatching.eu)
  3. Practical Implications of the DGA for Data-Sharing in Digital Urban Twins, Pavel Kogut (DUET)
  4. Round Table discussion, Alberto Bettiol, Martim Taborda Barata, Pavel Kogut, Sergio Campos Cordobes, Paolo Balboni

Who should attend

  • Policymakers
  • Public administrators
  • Big data, cloud and solutions providers


Alberto Bettiol – Partner ICTLC International

Compliance and legal expert specialised in privacy law, compliance systems, anti-money laundering, counter financing of terroris,, and compliance audits.

Dr. Paolo Balboni – Managing Partner ICTLC International

Top tier European ICT, Privacy & Cybersecurity lawyer and DPO for multinational companies. Professor of Privacy, Cybersecurity, and IT Contract Law of the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPO) - Maastricht University Faculty of Law. Member of the EUMETSAT Data Protection Supervisory Authority. Lead Auditor BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013.


Martim Taborda Barata – Partner ICTLC International

Legal consultant specialised in intellectual property and information law, manages privacy and data protection compliance strategies for global multinational businesses and European agencies.

Pavel Kogut - Researcher 21c Consultancy

Experienced researcher, project manager, and training facilitator specialised in the use of data and new technology to drive insights for improving government services.

Sergio Campos Cordobes - Project Director TECNALIA


Marieke Willems - Project Manager Trust-IT Services

Marieke Willems is a Project Manager at Trust-IT Services. With an MBA and an MSc in Communication Science. Marieke is involved in several activities on research projects, involving stakeholders’ engagement, marketing research and communications. She is currently leading the dissemination work in the European Research and Innovation projects Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) and  Policy Cloud, and is involved in the Horzions Results Booster.


On the event of the adoption of the draft regulation laying down measures for a high common level of cybersecurity at the institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Union, the AI4HealthSec project kicked off a process to provide its opinion.