Five Minutes on...EU Regulation on the Free Flow of Non-personal Data

    View Author December 2018

    The fast expansion of digital services, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and 5G-enabled ICT systems, is expected to create large volumes of non-personal data. The free flow of such data will play an important role in achieving data-driven growth and innovation within the EEA. For this reason, a new regulation on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union (the Regulation) prohibits the maintenance and adoption of all national laws requiring the storage or processing of such data locally, unless justified on public security grounds.

    The Regulation is directly applicable in all EEA member states.