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BSA and Global Data Alliance Call On Brazil to Release Data Transfer Guidance

SÃO PAULO – September 9, 2020 – BSA | The Software Alliance and the Global Data Alliance today sent a letter urging the Government of Brazil to issue guidance confirming that companies may continue to responsibly transfer data internationally based on global best practices.

“Responsible international data transfers based on flexible mechanisms are key to Brazil’s global competitiveness across all sectors of the economy,” said Antonio Eduardo Mendes Da Silva, Country Manager – Brazil at BSA | The Software Alliance. “As discussions regarding the recent invalidation of the Privacy Shield demonstrate, legal certainty regarding those mechanisms is extremely important to allow companies to continue providing innovative products and services to customers around the world. BSA and the Global Data Alliance encourage Brazil to issue guidance confirming that data transfers can continue based on best practice transfer mechanisms when Brazil’s Data Protection Law (LGPD) enters into force and until LGPD implementing regulations are in place. BSA and the Global Data Alliance appreciate the important privacy protections in the LGPD and look forward to continuing to work with the Government of Brazil as it works to implement the LGPD.”

Find the letter in English here and in Portuguese here.

About the Global Data Alliance

The Global Data Alliance (globaldataalliance.org) is a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. The Alliance supports policies that help instill trust in the digital economy while safeguarding the ability to transfer data across borders and refraining from imposing data localization requirements that restrict trade.

Alliance members include BSA members and American Express, Amgen, AT&T, ITB360, LEGO, Mastercard, Panasonic, Pfizer, Roche, United Airlines, Verizon, Visa, and WD-40 Company. These companies are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, energy, financial services, health, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.


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.


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