European Data Act, Final Text



Article 50, Entry into force and application


This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 12 September 2025.

The obligation resulting from Article 3(1) shall apply to connected products and the services related to them placed on the market after 12 September 2026.

Chapter III shall apply in relation to obligations to make data available under Union law or national legislation adopted in accordance with Union law, which enters into force after 12 September 2025.

Chapter IV shall apply to contracts concluded after 12 September 2025.

Chapter IV shall apply from 12 September 2027 to contracts concluded on or before 12 September 2025 provided that they are:

(a) of indefinite duration; or

(b) due to expire at least 10 years from 11 January 2024.


This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Strasbourg, 13 December 2023.