JUN 28, 2018 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Welcomes New US Ambassador Sondland to the EU
BRUSSELS – 29 June 2018 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the confirmation of Gordon Sondland as US Ambassador to the European Union. “We look forward to working with Ambassador Sondland on important software issues, including cross-border data flows, privacy, trade and artificial intelligence. We encourage the Ambassador to explore new opportunities to facilitate cross-border data flows and remove any barriers to digital trade”, said Thomas Boué.
Transatlantic trade is essential to both European and American economies. Software contributes more than $1 trillion to the US GDP and supports over 10 million jobs. In Europe, software delivers a total value-added GDP of €910 billion, also supporting over 7 percent of the EU28 total GDP. Those benefits depend on data and the ability to move data freely across borders. Cross-border data flows benefit every industry, from enabling e-commerce to helping banks detect fraud to supporting groundbreaking medical research.
BSA stands ready to support the work of the European Commission and US Administration on the EU-US Privacy Shield, a vital mechanism for transatlantic data flows, which will undergo its second annual review this summer.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。