APR 20, 2023 | GLOBAL
Global Industry Coalition Urges G7 To Advance Data Free Flow With Trust
TechNation, April 20, 2023
Policy Director at BSA | The Software Alliance and Executive Director of the Global Data Alliance Joseph Whitlock is quoted urging G7 leaders to support DFFT to encourage best practices on cross-border data.
Ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit in Hiroshima, the Global Data Alliance has convened a cross-sector group of 35 industry associations and NGOs urging G7 leaders to support DFFT – an initiative first proposed by Japan in 2019 to promote digital trust and the ability to transfer data across transnational digital networks.
The 35 organizations are urging G7 Parties to support international legal norms and best practices on cross-border data. In particular, governments should not use data transfer rules to discriminate against non-nationals and ensure that when such rules are needed, they are narrowly framed.
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