AUG 06, 2020 | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE
BSA Welcomes Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement
SINGAPORE – August 6, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes today’s signature of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement (SADEA). The Agreement allows for the free flow of data across borders and prohibits data localization mandates. It also contains provisions intended to ensure that government data is open and machine readable, to foster the creation of ethical AI governance frameworks, and to support interoperable data transfer mechanisms for personal information. In these and other respects, the Agreement reflects core aspects of the BSA Digital Trade Agenda.
“Australia and Singapore are playing a leading role in advancing digital trade norms around the world, and today’s signing of the Singapore-Australia Digital Economy Agreement is an important step in building a global consensus on data,” said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “It’s particularly significant that the Agreement facilitates the cross-border movement of financial services data. We likewise applaud both governments for prioritizing open government data, source code protections, and interoperable approaches to personal data protection.”
Leveraging digital connectivity for economic growth and job creation is of critical importance in today’s uncertain global economic environment. BSA looks forward to continued collaboration with both governments and their regional partners across the Asia-Pacific as they work to advance international norms on digital trade.
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。