DEC 14, 2017 | EUROPEAN UNION
Joint Industry Statement on the EU Free Flow of Data Regulation
Brussels – 15 December 2017
We, the undersigned associations, fully support the EU efforts to unleash the free movement of data across the Union. Once adopted, the proposed Regulation will lay down rules to ensure the free movement of data within the EU, which will foster the EU data economy and job creation.
We strongly urge Member States to resist attempts to weaken the proposal.
As per the Commission proposal, national measures derogating from the Proposal should only be permitted if there is a justified concern on public security grounds, in accordance with the relevant CJEU case-law. This in turn is currently and should be solely defined as "a genuine and sufficiently serious threat to a fundamental interest of society." Efforts to broaden the scope of the exception to include all “public sector data,” and permit exceptions for any “public policy” would pave the way for data localization requirements to proliferate across the EU and therefore rendering the Regulation effectively irrelevant.
We therefore call upon the Estonian Presidency and Member States in the Council to ensure that the sole permitted exception remains the “public security” exception as written in the Commission’s proposal.Allied for StartupsBusinessEuropeBSA | The Software AllianceComputer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe)
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。