FEB 12, 2021 | UNITED KINGDOM
BSA Encourages UK to Champion Digital Trade in Evidence to the House of Commons
BRUSSELS – February 12, 2021 – In evidence submitted to the House of Commons’ International Trade Select Committee, BSA | The Software Alliance encourages the UK to embrace a modern digital trade agenda to encourage growth and innovation opportunities in all sectors across the country.
“COVID-19 has transformed the global economy and underscored the indispensable role of digital technologies in our lives. At a time of economic hardship for many countries, including the United Kingdom, digital trade is a beacon for recovery,” said Isabelle Roccia, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA at BSA. “It is estimated that 60 percent of global GDP will be digitized by 2022, yet we are seeing a rise in digital protectionism in many regions of the globe. As it agrees new bilateral trade pacts and launches accession talks to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), London should seize the opportunity to champion forward-looking digital trade rules.”
“As one of the most innovative countries in the world, the UK can help drive the convergence of digital trade rules and trust-based governance at the global level,” Roccia added. “A two-pronged priority should be to support the seamless and secure movement of data across borders and to maximize interoperability among privacy frameworks around the world. BSA looks forward to ongoing engagement with the UK Government and sharing our deep industry expertise to help advance these goals.”
Read BSA’s full submission 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.