JUL 17, 2020 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Leads Multi-Industry Letter Calling for Reliable Data Transfer Mechanisms
WASHINGTON – July 17, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance today led a multi-industry letter with the US Chamber of Commerce responding to yesterday’s Schrems II ruling by the European Court of Justice and urging the US Department of Commerce to work collaboratively with the European Union to develop a stable and sustainable mechanism for companies to transfer data between the European Union and the United States. Other signees include ACT | The App Association, AmCham Czech Republic, AmCham Denmark, AmCham Finland, AmCham Germany, AmCham Lithuania, AmCham Romania, AmCham The Netherlands, American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU), the American Council of Life Insurers, BritishAmerican Business, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Business Roundtable, the Coalition of Services Industries (CSI), the Computer & Communications Industry Association, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Global Data Alliance, the Internet Association, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation, SIIA, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the US Council for International Business.
“This letter sends a strong message that the US business community is united in supporting the Commerce Department’s efforts to negotiate a new agreement with the European Commission. Job creators in every sector of the US economy share the objective of the US Government and European Commission: to ensure data can be transferred between the EU and US in a manner that protects privacy,” said Craig Albright, Vice President, Legislative Strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “The free flow of data across borders powers the global economy and supports businesses of all sizes in every sector. Privacy Shield’s invalidation will directly affect more than 5,300 companies, 70% of which are SMEs, but the decision also has negative consequences for tens of thousands of companies that indirectly rely on Privacy Shield. As the global economy struggles to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the free flow of information to power data-driven tools and remote services is more important than ever before. BSA stands ready to work with policymakers in the US and EU to ensure that responsible data transfers can continue to take place.”
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.