DEC 10, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Comments on EU Updates to Standard Contractual Clauses
BRUSSELS – December 10, 2020 – In comments submitted today to the European Commission, BSA | The Software Alliance welcomed new draft Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), aimed at updating existing SCCs in light of the GDPR and addressing the outcome of the CJEU’s July 16 Schrems II decision.
“Cross-border data transfers are an essential part of modern-day commerce. They underpin a wide range of everyday business activities across every sector of the economy and are estimated to contribute $2.8 trillion to global GDP,” said Thomas Boué, Director General – Policy, EMEA at BSA. “Maintaining stable and secure mechanisms for data transfers is essential to the success of Europe’s digital transformation, economic growth, and to the global economy more broadly.”
“In BSA’s view, personal data should only be transferred or used in any way with real, effective privacy protections,” Boué added. “While the draft SCCs may be clarified to further strengthen their application and use, we welcome the Commission’s efforts to provide additional safeguards – on a case-by-case basis and in light of all the circumstances of the transfer – and certainty to the thousands of companies and organizations in Europe and worldwide that rely on SCCs.”
BSA recently published a set of principles to guide companies in developing additional safeguards for EU data transfers. Learn more here.
Read BSA’s full submission to the European Commission 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.