Representatives from the road, air, maritime, rail, and manufacturing in both passenger mobility and logistics sectors call on European decision makers to adopt an EU framework on the governance of business-to-business (B2B) data that ensures a level playing field for all partners in the digital economy.
Following recent innovations, the transport sector relies increasingly on the exchange of large amounts of personal and non-personal data between multiple actors. These innovations include the development of vehicles’ automated functions, connected vehicles, smart cities and digital mobility platforms. These solutions have led to an increase in data generation with transport operators typically generating data and technology companies processing and using these data.
In a joint statement sent to EU decision makers, associations representing passenger and goods transport sectors, call for the establishment of an EU framework on the governance of B2B data. The framework should explicitly include the principle of voluntary provision of data and clarify the roles and responsibilities of data aggregators and the rights of data generators. The EU should also provide a guidance to standardise data formats and facilitate the interoperability of mobility platforms.