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UNE supports data market regulation


  • La Asociación Española de Normalización ha elaborado el informe Estándares para la economía del dato, que contiene más de 20 normas disponibles en relación con el gobierno de los datos, su gestión y calidad.
  • The document is part of the European Commission's European Standardisation Strategy for specific and joint regulation in the European Union.

Madrid, 17 May 2022 - The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, presents the report Standards for data economy, que contiene más de 20 estándares disponibles y en desarrollo para apoyar la regulación del mercado de los datos, conforme a la Estrategia Europea de Normalización de la Comisión Europea.

The report sets out the main standards regarding data governance, management and quality. "As in other sectors, the data market is regulated by standards and it is expected that, in agreement with the European Commission, these will be used to demonstrate compliance with developing European legislation. With this in mind, we have prepared this report to enable standardisation to be applied to this market", explained José Antonio Jiménez, UNE's Digitisation Coordinator.

The focus of data regulation is on protecting the privacy and rights of people in the use of data, while at the same time facilitating ethical and productive data management. In this way, it also seeks to provide the necessary tools to ensure data quality, accessibility and measurement.

Data economy is playing an increasingly important economic role in terms of business volume and job creation.

Data is currently an essential factor in the competitiveness of companies and the development of markets, and the European Union is developing specific regulations within the framework of the European Data Strategy. In this regard, experts from various UNE Committees have drawn up this document to provide companies with the necessary tools to exploit data successfully and consistently.

About the Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE

The Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE, is the authority that is legally responsible for developing technical standards in our country. Standards reflect the market consensus on best practices in key aspects for the competitiveness of organisations, and are the result of joint collaboration between economic sectors and government agencies. As a result, the UNE helps organisations successfully overcome the challenges facing them in fields such as innovation, digitisation and industry 4.0, cybersecurity, exports, compliance, social responsibility, and the effective roll-out of public policies.

Over 12,000 experts are involved in drafting them in one of the 226 Technical Standardisation Committees that work at the UNE.

It is Spain's representative to the international (ISO and IEC) and European (CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) standardisation bodies, as well as to COPANT (America). It is also the Spanish standardization body in ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). UNE puts the voice of Spanish experts on the world stage by attending global forums where key standards for competitiveness are discussed.

It also works hard for international cooperation, with more than 900 activities already carried out that support the development of a solid quality infrastructure in regions of importance to Spanish commercial interests.