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DEC 14, 2022 | GLOBAL

BSA Applauds OECD Principles on Government Access to Data, Supports Ongoing Efforts to Build Trust in International Data Transfers

WASHINGTON – December 14, 2022 BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes a new Declaration published today by the OECD recognizing a set of principles addressing government access to personal data held by the private sector.

“The OECD principles adopted today are shared by like-minded democracies, reflecting common values around safeguards limiting government access to personal data for national security and law enforcement purposes,” said Kate Goodloe, Senior Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Recognizing the commonality and shared values among OECD member countries is a significant achievement – particularly on this complex set of issues.”

“The OECD’s work on trusted government access to data will help create a more stable environment for the international data transfers that powers today’s digital transformation,” Goodloe added.

International data transfers are essential for global commerce. At a time when data localization is on the rise, the OECD’s principles are critical to supporting and building trust in cross-border data flows. BSA is advocating for sensible and responsible cross-border data policies worldwide. Learn more about our multi-sector efforts to help instill confidence in the digital economy at www.globaldataalliance.org.


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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