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MAY 06, 2015 | EUROPEAN UNION

Digital Single Market Strategy a Positive First Step Toward Boosting the Digital Economy in Europe, BSA Says

Policymakers Must Embrace Thoughtful Digital Policies

Brussels — 6 May, 2015 —

BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA) today welcomed the European Commission’s Communication, “A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe,” as an important contribution to the EU’s efforts to foster the digital and data-driven economy. However, BSA cautioned policymakers that an inward-looking European approach would not help deliver this ambitious programme.

“We support the goal of developing a Digital Single Market and many of the objectives outlined in this Strategy as they have the potential to promote economic growth, jobs and provide great opportunities for citizens and businesses (large and small) alike across Europe in a truly harmonized digital economy. However the EU needs to continue take into account the global environment to ensure that digital technologies continue to drive much-needed job creation and growth throughout the entire European economy,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel.

“We stand ready to work with the European Institutions and Member States to nurture the full potential of data-enabled technologies for European citizens and the EU economy at large.”

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.

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