JUN 28, 2021 | EUROPEAN UNION | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
BSA Welcomes EU Decision For UK Adequacy, Encourages Global Convergence on Data Flows
BRUSSELS – June 28, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes today’s final approval of the European Commission’s decision on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom, offering the following statement.
“Adequacy frameworks remain a pivotal personal data transfer mechanism for thousands of businesses and organizations operating in Europe,” said Thomas Boué, Director-General, Policy – EMEA, at BSA. “Today’s adequacy decision, combined with the cross-border data transfer provisions of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, solidifies both the necessary privacy protections to personal data transfers from the EU to the UK and the conditions for a strong, continued economic partnership.”
“The UK and the EU are two of the world’s most innovative economies and each other’s most integrated trading partners,” Boué added. “There is increasing momentum for like-minded democratic allies, with a shared respect for transparent and accountable digital governance, to work toward a global consensus on data flows. Today’s development is a significant step toward that goal, and should allow both London and Brussels to pursue their own policy objectives while ensuring the interoperability of their cross-border data flows regimes."
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。