NOV 16, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Leads Multi-Association Statement on EU Data Governance
BRUSSELS – November 16, 2020 – In a joint industry statement published today, BSA | The Software Alliance led an international, cross-sector group of business associations—including the European Services Forum, the Irish Business and Employers Confederation, and the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association—urging EU policymakers to create a supportive environment for data governance and data-sharing mechanisms to enhance and drive the success of common European Data Spaces.
In the letter, industry groups representing hundreds of European and international companies of all sizes highlight the important role the European Commission can play in fostering the development, availability, and adoption of state-of-the-art tools and best practices that make it easier and less expensive to share data in ways that are consistent with rigorous privacy expectations.
Signatories call on the EU to continue to lead by example by strengthening Europe’s commitment to enabling the free flow of data and to continue resisting attempts to introduce data localization measures or requirements. The group says that “a European approach to the sharing, storing, and processing of data must continue to be shaped according to Europe’s values and based on the principle of openness.”
The letter emphasizes that empowering all market participants to contribute to and benefit from the foreseen data spaces will help unlock the economic value of data across all European sectors by encouraging the uptake of innovative technologies—including AI tools and data analytics—and will bring significant benefits to European businesses, the public sector, and society more broadly.
The full text is available here.
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.