SEP 13, 2017 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Looks Forward to Positive Outcome of Privacy Shield Annual Review
BRUSSELS, 14 September 2017 – Ahead of the Privacy Shield’s first annual review next week, BSA | The Software Alliance encourages the EU and the US to hold fruitful and constructive discussions to further solidify the success of the one year-old EU-US data transfer framework.
Commenting on the upcoming review, Thomas Boué, BSA Director General, Policy – EMEA, said: “Virtually every transaction in the trillion-euro transatlantic trade relationship, from the movement of services and capital to the movement of goods and people, heavily relies on the transfer of data between the EU and US. The Privacy Shield is an important mechanism to enable that transfer in a manner that both ensures strong privacy protections and bolsters economic and job growth for the world’s two largest trading partners.”
A positive joint review will strengthen trust among all industry sectors and citizens on both sides of the Atlantic, who greatly benefit from data-driven efficiencies. It will provide businesses with the legal certainty they need to continue operating and innovating and will help further increase the number of Privacy Shield-certified companies.
“Privacy Shield is proof that there is a strong desire on both sides of the Atlantic to ensure privacy and innovation improve together”, Boué concluded.
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。