NOV 17, 2020 | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
Industry on Data Governance
Politico Morning Tech, November 17, 2020
By Mark Scott
Keep European data flows open, write eight industry associations to the European Commission ahead of the Data Governance Act, scheduled to come out later this month. “We call on the EU to continue to lead by example by strengthening Europe’s commitment to enabling the free flow of data and to continue resisting attempts to introduce data localization measures or requirements. A European approach to the sharing, storing, and processing of data must continue to be shaped according to Europe’s values and based on the principle of openness,” the group, including BSA and techUK, wrote. A leak of the Data Governance Act caused controversy over data localization requirements critics say could fall afoul of the EU’s trade commitments. Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has defended the need to shield sensitive data.
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.