FEB 18, 2021 | EUROPEAN UNION | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
Global Data Alliance Applauds Strong Focus on Data Flows in New EU Trade Strategy
BRUSSELS – February 18, 2021 – The Global Data Alliance applauds Europe’s new trade strategy, released today, which captures the critical role of data flows and digital technologies to businesses’ ability to operate, innovate, and compete.
“Trade policy is integral to yielding the benefits of digital transformation for businesses big and small, in every sector, in Europe and across the world. The EU’s new trade strategy underscores both the benefits of cross-border data for businesses and the need to ensure appropriate privacy and security protections are in place globally,” said Isabelle Roccia, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA at BSA | The Software Alliance.
“Given the essential role of data flows to our increasingly digital and global economy, an international framework is needed to facilitate the open and secure movement of information. The Global Data Alliance therefore especially welcomes the Commission’s commitment to concluding ambitious and comprehensive e-commerce negotiations at the WTO,” added Roccia.
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, RELX, 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, financial services, health, media and entertainment, natural resources, 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。