Common logos to identify trusted EU data intermediaries and data altruism organisations
As part of the implementation of the Data Governance Act (DGA), the European Commission has introduced common logos to identify trusted data intermediation services and data altruism organisations. The logos allow to differentiate recognised trusted services from other services, contributing to transparency in the data market. Once the services are identified, they have to display the common logo clearly on every online and offline publication that relates to their activities.
The DGA defines a set of rules for providers of data intermediation services to ensure that they will function as trustworthy organisers of data sharing or pooling within the common European data spaces. These services are allowed to use the label ‘data intermediation services provider recognised in the Union’ as well as the common logo if they comply with the DGA conditions.
The same goes for data altruism organisations, where the DGA sets conditions to ensure that when individuals and companies give consent or permission to share their data, it will be handled by trusted organisations based on EU values and principles. Entities that comply with the DGA conditions can be registered as ‘data altruism organisations recognised in the Union’ and use the common logos designed for this purpose.
As of 24 September 2023, an EU-level register of recognised data altruism organisations will be set up by the Commission for information purposes. The logo for data altruism organisations recognised in the EU must be accompanied by a QR code with a link to this EU public register.
Find out more about the DGA and how it continues to make data more available by increasing trust in data-sharing and tackling technical barriers.