In this joint paper with our partner organization, the Federation of Business Information Services (FEBIS), European providers of credit reporting and business information services support the establishment of an EU Vision for Data that is articulated around the idea of a single market for data in the EU.

We think that relevant non-personal data held by governments, EU institutions and agencies should be made easily available to businesses under the same conditions across the EU. In relation to Business to Business data (B2B) data, the starting premise should be that access by a private business to another’s private businesses’ data must be voluntary.

ACCIS and FEBIS also think that authorities should encourage standard and commonly agreed, compatible formats and protocols for sharing data from different sources in a coherent and interoperable manner within and across sectors.