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Virtual Event: Protecting Privacy and Ensuring Data Flows – A Practical View

December 8, 2020

Speaker: Aaron Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

Today’s economy is largely digital and runs on two imperatives: data protection and data flows. Protecting personal data is not only a legal obligation; it is an expectation that businesses and organizations must meet to earn and retain customer trust. Similarly, the movement of data has become essential to the ability of many companies, large and small, to perform daily business operations.

Recent friction has emerged over these two core elements of the digital economy, with privacy and data flows increasingly perceived as incompatible following the European Court of Justice’s Schrems II ruling, including with regards to government access requests for legitimate national security and law enforcement activities.

This virtual discussion hosted by BSA | The Software Alliance brings together private-sector representatives to address the following questions: How do companies leverage data flows to conduct everyday operations? What is the ideal toolbox of measures to meet transfer safeguards? What could a long-term solution look like?

Speakers include:

  • Jason Albert, Managing Director, Public Policy, Workday
  • Aaron Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, European Government Affairs, Rule of Law & Responsible Tech, Microsoft

More information: https://dataprotection-conference.com/


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


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