[......] could someday carry those data [......]
Those data? Please keep that sort of language to the pretentious halls of academia! ICT people generally say "that data".
Data is not plural - any more than sand is. You don't say "the sand on the beach are golden", do you? Why not, if you say "data are"? In both cases we're talking about things in bulk, not a collection of individual data items or sand grains.
And what's "data" the plural of, anyway? Not "datum" - the plural of that is "datums", as in
As GPS, a satellite-based location system, matured and became accessible to the public, the need to extend and better define the earth's spheroid and associated datums became more pressing.
Treating the word "data" as if it's plural is nothing but pretentious academic wank.