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JUN 17, 2020 | GLOBAL

Virtual Seminar: Cross-Border Data Flows—Enabling Local Economies and Driving E-Commerce

June 17, 2020

Speaker: Isabelle Roccia, Senior Manager, Policy – EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance and Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

Data flows are critical in today’s connected economy, particularly as governments, businesses, and communities respond to the widespread impacts of COVID-19. Companies of all sizes in every sector are better able to offer products and services, manage supply chains, reach new markets, create jobs, and invest locally when they have access to data across borders and cloud-based technology.

BSA and the Global Data Alliance host this virtual seminar, looking at the ways in which cross-border data flows enable local economic growth and drive e-commerce in a rapidly evolving environment. Panelists from a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility discuss the importance of cross-border data flows to their operations and how data barriers affect their business in various regions across the globe.


  • Rimini Makama, Microsoft
  • Isabelle Roccia, BSA
  • Kevin Rogers, Panasonic
  • Shola Sanni, Mastercard
  • Joseph Whitlock, BSA

Participation in this virtual seminar is by invitation only.

About the Global Data Alliance

The Global Data Alliance (globaldataalliance.org) is a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. The Alliance supports policies that help instill trust in the digital economy while safeguarding the ability to transfer data across borders and refraining from imposing data localization requirements that restrict trade.

Alliance members include BSA members and American Express, Amgen, AT&T, ITB360, Mastercard, Panasonic, United Airlines, Verizon, Visa, and WD-40 Company. These companies are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services, health, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.


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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