FEB 23, 2022 | EUROPEAN UNION | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
BSA Statement on the EU Data Act Proposal
BRUSSELS – February 23, 2022 – BSA | The Software Alliance offered the following statement on the proposed EU Data Act, released today by the European Commission.
“The ability to share data within the EU and across borders is critical to almost every business, government, and organization in Europe and abroad. Efforts to remove regulatory impediments to data sharing and transfers, both within the EU and internationally, could not be more important,” said Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy – EMEA, at BSA.
“While the proposed Data Act is an important recognition of the need for a fair data economy, it will require fine-tuning,” Boué continued. “We believe that organizations that hold data—that is, the customers that BSA member companies serve—should retain full control over whether they share or transfer data, to whom, and on what terms. Mandating organizations in the EU to share the data they own—or, equally, restricting them from sharing or transferring data to third countries—will not only prevent EU businesses from reaping the full benefits of the digital transition but will render them less able to innovate and compete effectively in global markets.”
“BSA looks forward to working with policymakers to help grow Europe’s digital economy in responsible ways, including making it easier for organizations to share data voluntarily, dispelling myths around third-country government access to non-personal data, and ensuring that the new rules are consistent with EU trade commitments,” said Boué.
Read BSA’s submission to the Commission’s public consultation on the public consultation on the EU Data Act 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.