MAY 09, 2017 | EUROPEAN UNION
DSM Midterm Review: BSA Calls for Consolidation of Progress Made
BRUSSELS – May 10, 2017 – On the occasion of the Digital Single Market Strategy’s two-year anniversary, the European Commission released today a Communication on the DSM’s midterm review, unveiling a series of new targets, ranging from a possible legislative instrument on B2B contractual clauses to cybersecurity standards, certification and labeling. BSA | The Software Alliance calls on the European Commission to stay the course and give priority to the 16 initiatives of the original strategy.
BSA therefore commends the Commission on its intention to prepare a legislative proposal guaranteeing the cross-border movement, a long-standing demand of the software industry. “Enshrining the principle of free flow of data in EU law will ensure the continuation of today’s booming data economy. It will be to the benefit of all businesses, especially SMEs, which increasingly rely on cloud-driven services in their day-to-day operations. Expecting the data economy and SMEs in Europe to continue to thrive without data moving freely across borders is like trying to drive with the handbrake on” said Thomas Boué, BSA Director General, Policy – EMEA.
Commenting on the other initiatives laid down in the Communication, Thomas Boué said: “In 2015 we welcomed the DSM strategy as a far-reaching and ambitious undertaking aiming at uniting the patchwork of Europe’s digital economies. The European Commission has made good progress on some of the strategy’s 16 objectives. It is now time to consolidate progress and focus on delivering on the remaining constituting elements of the DSM.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.