DEC 07, 2020 | UNITED KINGDOM | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
Global Data Alliance Welcomes Strong Focus on Data Flows in UK National Data Strategy
BRUSSELS – December 7, 2020 – In comments submitted today on the UK National Data Strategy, the Global Data Alliance welcomed the UK’s focus on maintaining a pro-growth, trusted data regime and championing international data flows. These two objectives are foundational to today’s digital economy and to COVID-19 recovery.
“With the continuing adoption of digital and data-driven technologies across every sector of the economy, maintaining trust and enabling cross-border data flows should be integral parts of the UK National Data Strategy, building on existing policies,” said Isabelle Roccia, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA at BSA | The Software Alliance. “The UK should also preserve existing transfer mechanisms that are critical to supporting global data flows and are built with strong safeguards.”
“As it further reflects on its international transfer regime post-Brexit, the UK could seize this opportunity to facilitate companies’ cross-border growth and integration into global supply chains by promoting international convergence and interoperability of privacy frameworks across the world,” Roccia added.
Read the Global Data Alliance’s full comments here.
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, Citi, ITB360, LEGO, Mastercard, Medtronic, Panasonic, Pfizer, Roche, UDS Technology, 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。