MAY 11, 2023 | EUROPEAN UNION | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
BSA Leads Multi-Industry Statement on the EU Data Act
BRUSSELS – May 11, 2023 – Six leading EU-based organizations in the technology, security, and innovation sectors released a joint industry statement today, raising concerns about several provisions in the EU Data Act ahead of the next round of trilogue negotiations.
While the multi-industry group supports the EU Commission’s objective to develop and increase data sharing and reuse, they are concerned about implications resulting from mandatory data sharing, including the protection of IP and trade secrets, cloud switching, and interoperability requirements.
The cross-sector group – led by BSA | The Software Alliance and representing organizations based in Brussels, Berlin, and Paris – is urging EU policymakers to ensure that:
- Intellectual property and trade secrets are protected in the Data Act's B2B chapters.
- Cloud switching provisions provide diverse, secure, cost-efficient, and up-to-date solutions with practical requirements.
- Interoperability provisions align with the EU's international commitments, including obligations under the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs).
The full joint statement is available here.
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。