JUL 17, 2020 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Leads Industry Groups’ Call for New Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Framework
Mlex, July 17, 2020
More than two dozen business associations are calling on the US Department of Commerce to replace the now-defunct Privacy Shield with a new legal mechanism for trans-Atlantic commercial data flows. The effects of yesterday's ruling from the European Court of Justice invalidating the Privacy Shield "reach far beyond the more than 5,300 Privacy Shield certified companies," the associations say in a letter led by BSA | The Software Alliance. "Indeed, Privacy Shield certified companies have suppliers of goods and services, comprising a network of tens of thousands of additional companies, all of which indirectly rely upon Privacy Shield," they say in the letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
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.