The new EU regulation constitutes the single market for services related to processing of non-personal data

Regulation (EU) 2018/1807 of the European Parliament and of the Council on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union
Effective from: 18 June 2019


Non-personal data means data other than personal data (which are governed by GDPR). The creating of the legal framework for the electronic data processing has been necessary due to recent digitalisation of the economics and emerging IT technologies. Existing national legislation represent a clear barrier to the data mobility and to the free provision of data processing services across the Union.


This new regulation shall eliminate the national obstacles and restrict member states’ requirements of the data localisation. This localisation has obstructed the data processing and relevant services to be provided in the other member states. Under the new regulation, the data localisation requirements will be justified only on grounds of public security. Further, the codes of conduct binding the service providers shall be adopted.


This regulation will enhance the flexibility and will help to develop data providing services in the internal market. The individual users will be able to choose more convenient and less expensive cloud services.