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JUN 17, 2020 | GLOBAL

Virtual Seminar: Cross-Border Data Flows—Enabling Local Economies and Driving E-Commerce

June 17, 2020

Speaker: Isabelle Roccia, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance and Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

Data flows are critical in today’s connected economy, particularly as governments, businesses, and communities respond to the widespread impacts of COVID-19. Companies of all sizes in every sector are better able to offer products and services, manage supply chains, reach new markets, create jobs, and invest locally when they have access to data across borders and cloud-based technology.

BSA and the Global Data Alliance host this virtual seminar, looking at the ways in which cross-border data flows enable local economic growth and drive e-commerce in a rapidly evolving environment. Panelists from a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility discuss the importance of cross-border data flows to their operations and how data barriers affect their business in various regions across the globe.


  • Rimini Makama, Microsoft
  • Isabelle Roccia, BSA
  • Kevin Rogers, Panasonic
  • Shola Sanni, Mastercard
  • Joseph Whitlock, BSA

Participation in this virtual seminar is by invitation only.

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, ITB360, Mastercard, Panasonic, 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, energy, financial services, health, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) es el principal defensor de la industria global del software ante los gobiernos y en el mercado internacional. Sus miembros se encuentran entre las compañías más innovadoras del mundo, creando soluciones de software que impulsan la economía y mejoran la vida moderna.

Con sede central en Washington, DC y operaciones en más de 30 países, BSA es pionera en programas de cumplimiento normativo diseñados para fomentar el uso legal de software, y apoya políticas públicas que incentivan la innovación tecnológica e impulsan el crecimiento de la economía digital.


Michael O’Brien

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