The objective of this regulation is to achieve a more competitive and integrated EU market for data storage and/or processing services and activities. More specifically this means to reduce the number and range of data localisation restrictions, enhance legal certainty; facilitate cross-border availability of data for regulatory control purposes; improve the conditions under which users can switch data storage and/or processing service providers or port their data back to their own IT systems; enhance trust in and the security of cross-border data storage and/or processing.

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