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BSA: EU Preliminary Decision an Important Step Forward on Transatlantic Data Pact

BRUSSELS – December 13, 2022 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the European Commission’s draft US adequacy determination, announced Tuesday in Brussels, calling it an important step forward for implementing a pending transatlantic data privacy framework. 

“Today’s draft adequacy decision marks an important step forward in implementing the EU-US Data Privacy Framework,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “BSA and the enterprise software industry is advocating for leaders in Brussels and Washington to develop a stable, trusted, privacy-protective transatlantic data transfer mechanism that provides legal certainty to businesses and meaningful privacy protections to individuals. Once implemented, the Framework will establish the right path forward to ensure continued digital transformation on both sides of the Atlantic.”

BSA participated as amicus curiae in the Schrems II case and recently spearheaded several cross-industry initiatives supported by dozens of associations explaining the significant economic impacts of data transfers on enterprises and workers, in addition to the ability to promote high data protection standards. BSA and our members look forward to continuing to work with European Commission and US policymakers to finalize and implement the Framework in 2023.

Read this BSA explainer to learn more about the importance of Strengthening Transatlantic Data Flows.


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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