SEP 28, 2021
BSA Applauds Launch of EU-US Trade and Technology Council
WASHINGTON – September 28, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the inaugural meeting of the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) this week. The TTC is an opportunity for the United States and the European Union to advance a data governance vision that reflects a shared commitment to democratic principles, fair and open trade, and inclusive growth.
“We live in a world that is deeply interconnected and increasingly digital. Governments and businesses of all sizes, in every sector, are relying on digital transformation to boost recovery. As the world’s largest trading partnership, the EU and the US should lead a global conversation on the rules of the road for the data-driven economy,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA. “The TTC can be an outcome-oriented forum that amplifies the many transatlantic similarities in tech and trade policymaking.”
BSA encourages the EU and the US to develop joint principles for the ethical use of artificial intelligence, especially how to mitigate bias; instill a dialogue on shared objectives regarding data sharing and competition in the digital economy; and promote trade norms that prevent data localization requirements.
“So many issues that the TTC is discussing – AI, cybersecurity, privacy, and supply chains – are underpinned by the ability to transfer data across borders responsibly. There is a real opportunity for the US and EU both to work together on reducing unnecessary access barriers in other markets and to develop mutual understandings,” Espinel added. “If the TTC leads to international alignment on data governance objectives, it would be a real win for job creation and consumer protection.”
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。