JUL 16, 2020 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
Global Data Alliance Statement on European Court of Justice Ruling On “Schrems II” Case
BRUSSELS – July 16, 2020 – The Global Data Alliance regrets today’s decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield but welcomes the preservation of Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers including to the United States.
“Companies in all sectors increasingly rely on the ability to transfer data responsibly around the world, even more so today as many have moved their businesses online to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Isabelle Roccia, Senior Policy Manager at BSA | The Software Alliance on behalf of the Global Data Alliance. “Companies transfer personal data to send emails, process payroll, and work with their suppliers and customers around the world. This issue is important for all industries, not just the tech sector.”
Standard Contractual Clauses are an important transfer mechanism used in Europe by 90 percent of companies that transfer data internationally. The Global Data Alliance stands ready to support the European Commission and Data Protection Authorities as they address the cross-sectoral implications of the ruling.
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, LEGO, Mastercard, Panasonic, Pfizer, Roche, 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。