DEC 09, 2020 | AUSTRALIA | SINGAPORE
Cross Border Data Flows Enabled Through the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement
CANBERRA – December 9, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance congratulates the government of Australia on the commencement of the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement. The agreement will support the growth of the Australian digital economy and drive productivity gains by enabling cross-border data flows while protecting security and privacy.
Cross-border data transfers power innovation and growth across all sectors of the economy—from manufacturing and farming to local start-ups and service providers. These data flows are vitally important in modern trade and commerce.
“The AU-SG DEA is an important step towards building a global consensus on data. The free movement of information across borders enables economic growth and job creation, both of which are essential in today’s uncertain economic environment,” said Brian Fletcher, Director, Policy – APAC at BSA | The Software Alliance. “We commend the Australian Government for passing this groundbreaking agreement. This agreement sets a new benchmark, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Australian and Singaporean governments 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。