SEP 11, 2020 | ASIA PACIFIC | INDIA
Mandatory Sharing of Non-Personal Data Will Undermine Innovation: BSA on Non-Personal Data Report
MediaNama, September 11, 2020
By Aditi Agarwal
The Non-Personal Data Governance Framework‘s recommendation for a new law, new regulator and a compulsory data sharing architecture is “premature” and has “little global precedent for the regulation of NPD [non-personal data]”, BSA, the software alliance, wrote in its submission to the committee of experts.
BSA, whose members include Cisco, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Salesforce, said that mandatory obligations are counterproductive for data processors, such as enterprise software and cloud service providers, as they handle data only on behalf of their clients, and “may be prohibited from accessing that data except to carry out their customers’ instructions”.
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.