In May 2022, the European Commission published a proposal to establish a European Health Data Space (“EHDS”). The Commission’s EHDS proposal aims to improve access by individuals to their health data (primary use) and facilitate the re-use of health data for societal good across the European Union (secondary use). The European Commission’s aim is to adopt the EHDS by the end of its current mandate (October 31, 2024). The European Commission expressed its hope that the provisions of the regulation will enter into force across all EU member states in 2025. Businesses operating in the health and pharma sectors should therefore carefully consider how the EHDS might affect them.