JUL 28, 2020 | ASIA PACIFIC
Global Data Alliance Welcomes APEC Ministers’ Commitment to a Digital “Post-2020 Vision”
WASHINGTON – July 28, 2020 – The Global Data Alliance welcomes the 2020 Joint Statement of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade. APEC Ministers reaffirmed their nations' shared commitment to mitigating the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and expediting an economic recovery, including by leveraging digital connectivity. The Ministerial Statement expressly "encourage[s] Economies to collaborate and adopt digital solutions that will strengthen supply chain resilience as well as enable seamless cross-border business, including through e-commerce. In harnessing the opportunities of digital economy, we acknowledge the importance of cooperation on facilitating the flow of data and strengthening consumer and business trust in digital transactions."
The Ministers also directed APEC Senior Officials to "accelerate work towards delivering a concise, relevant, meaningful and achievable, Post-2020 Vision," to be launched by the end of 2020.
"The Global Data Alliance welcomes the APEC Ministers' recognition of the importance of the digital economy in building APEC's Post-2020 Vision," said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. "To this end, we urge APEC economies to endorse the Pathfinder Initiative Proposal on Building Blocks for Facilitating Digital Trade, including by enabling the free flow of information and data, minimizing data localization requirements, and working to promote consumer protection and trust."
The Pathfinder Initiative Proposal on Building Blocks for Facilitating Digital Trade provides a roadmap for leveraging digital connectivity for economic growth. The Initiative is supported by 11 APEC economies, including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, and the United States. The Global Data Alliance looks forward to working with APEC economies to help build an effective response and recovery strategy that leverages digital connectivity as part of APEC's Post-2020 Vision.
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, LEGO, Mastercard, Panasonic, Pfizer, Roche, 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.
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.