MAY 20, 2021 | US
Facebook’s Fight Over Data Flows Pressures EU-US Policy Talks
Bloomberg Law, May 18, 2021
By Andrea Vittorio
“It speeds up the case and therefore puts more pressure on data transfers,” Aaron Cooper, vice president of global policy at BSA, a software industry group, said of the Irish court ruling. Cooper said the group’s members are putting in place added safeguards such as encryption in response to policy uncertainty around data flows.
The ruling could ramp up efforts to implement such safeguards as European officials finalize guidance on alternative ways to comply with the bloc’s data rules in the wake of the Privacy Shield’s invalidation.
“It’s another marker that will lead to more interest on both sides of the Atlantic to find an agreement,” he said of the Irish ruling.
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.