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Data DTX May 4, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: The European Health Data Space – a key strategy for cross-border startup innovation

[Brussels, May 4th 2022, contact: laura@alliedforstartups.org ] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for the European Health Data Space. The Health Data Space has the potential to introduce common standards for health data sharing and interoperability across the EU, key for startup ecosystems.  The European Health Data Space could reshape how primary and …

Data Policy April 20, 2022 GDPR 4 years later – the impact on startups?

Four years ago the GDPR became a compliance milestone for anyone who processes EU citizens’ personal data. While it has provided a harmonized standard for almost 500 million citizens, it has also been challenging for startups.  GDPR was a welcomed response to the opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of digital economies and societies. …

Data Policy April 1, 2022 Why is a new Transatlantic Data Flows Agreement essential for startup success?

After the famous Schrems II judgment, a new Transatlantic Agreement on the flow of personal data between the US and the EU is now in the works. We are optimistic about the potential that this agreement can bring to innovation and startup ecosystems, in terms of legal certainty and predictability.  What is the status quo?  …

Data Press Release March 28, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: A new robust Privacy Shield key for a thriving startup ecosystem

PRESS RELEASE [Brussels, 28th March 2022, contact: fabio@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the latest development of a political breakthrough on a new “Privacy Shield” data transfer agreement between the US and EU.  The invalidation of the Privacy Shield in July 2020 presented a difficult scenario for the 5,300 companies using it, especially startups, who were …

Data Press Release February 24, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: Enhancements in the Data Act key for startups

[Brussels, 24rd February 2022, contact: manon@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups acknowledges the critical value of free flowing data to the EU economy and proposes enhancements to the Data Act.  Allied for Startups welcomes the objectives of the European Commission’s proposal. This proposal can ensure the extraction of more value from data throughout the EU, enabling interoperability …

Data Latest News Policy February 15, 2022 Why enabling global data flows should become an EU policy priority (again)

An entrepreneur is never more than a good idea and a dataset away from the next unicorn. Sounds like a broken record? But what if that dataset is from another country or if your startup is using platforms from around the world. All actors in the EU policy space should be aware that startups are …

Data DTX Healthtech Charter Innovation February 10, 2022 Access to Health Data for Research and Innovation #HealthTechCharter

As part of the HealthTech Charter series, this article delves into the Second Best Practice on the Reuse and Access to Secondary Health Data. Find out what leading entrepreneurs have identified as the most empowering practice to scale their solutions within Europe.   Health data replaces guess work. It empowers researchers, patients, and clinicians to make …

Data Latest News December 16, 2021 Announcing the Global Data Flows & Privacy Workstream: Why data flows & privacy can work together and why this supports startups

An entrepreneur is only an idea and the right data set away from a startup.  Data is the bedrock of innovation, it fuels knowledge, research, and technology. Today more and more startups use data at the core of their operations, such as AI startups, or as ancillary. While startups are increasingly relying on data to …

Data December 4, 2020 What do startups think of the Data Governance Act? 

Last week the European Commission presented the Data Governance Act, its ambition is to facilitate the availability and sharing of public data inside the European Union. The proposal aims to complete the Open Data Directive adopted in 2019. It also sets the groundwork for the upcoming Data Act which is aimed to be released in …

Data Latest News Open Letter October 8, 2020 Open Letter: Commit to Data Flows & Back it up with Action

Dear President of the European Council, Dear Mr. Michel, Dear President of the European Commission, Dear Ms. von der Leyen, Startup communities across Europe urge policy makers to enable data flows across markets. Committing to free data flows necessitates an updated data adequacy agreement with the United States and revamping of the Standard Contractual Clauses …