JUN 29, 2017 | US
BSA's Albright: Modernizing NAFTA Must Include Rules on Data
Bloomberg, June 29, 2017
By Bloomberg Markets AM with Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz
From Craig Albright: “When we talk about modernizing NAFTA, what we’re really talking about is modernizing for digital trade… in recent years, the use of data has become fundamental to every industry, businesses of all shapes and sizes. When NAFTA was first negotiated, the negotiators of course couldn’t anticipate how technology and data would transform how our economy works. So right now there are actually no enforceable rules on data in NAFTA at all. So it’s a huge fundamental building block of our economy that has no framework and it’s a huge gap in our trading system. So we at BSA and others are advocating for the inclusion of rules on data in NAFTA to fill this gap.”
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 spark the economy and improve modern life.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 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.