MAY 13, 2020 | JAPAN | UNITED KINGDOM
Global Data Alliance Applauds Start of UK-Japan Trade Negotiations
BRUSSELS – May 13, 2020 – The Global Data Alliance commends the United Kingdom’s release of negotiating objectives for a UK-Japan free trade agreement (FTA). These negotiations are an important opportunity for two of the world’s most connected economies to negotiate a forward-looking and progressive agreement that will safeguard the responsible movement of data across borders and spur economic growth and innovation.
“The United Kingdom and Japan are strong proponents of advancing and building trust in the digital economy,” said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Reflecting that shared commitment in these FTA negotiations will enhance business predictability, build trust, and accelerate growth in every sector – from the avionics and automotive sectors to healthcare and financial services.”
About the Global Data Alliance
The Global Data Alliance (globaldataalliance.org) is a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. The Alliance supports policies that help instill trust in the digital economy while safeguarding the ability to transfer data across borders and refraining from imposing data localization requirements that restrict trade.
Alliance members include BSA members and American Express, Amgen, AT&T, ITB360, Mastercard, Panasonic, United Airlines, Verizon, Visa, and WD-40 Company. These companies are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services, health, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.
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。