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JUN 29, 2019 | US | JAPAN

BSA Welcomes G20 Commitment to Digital Trade, Cross-Border Data Flows, and Promoting Trust in the Digital Economy at Osaka Summit

WASHINGTON – June 29, 2019 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the commitment made by G20 member countries to facilitate digital trade through collaborative policies that will support today’s innovation ecosystem. A trust-based, comprehensive, and consistent global policy framework to foster cross-border data flows, such as the Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT) framework described in the G20 Leaders’ Declaration, will improve the development of technology such as AI, driving job creation and economic growth. “We commend Japan’s leadership in driving consensus on principles to support the free flow of data. The principles will promote a trusted digital economy, which is critical as countries seek to maximize the benefits of responsible software-enabled technologies,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance. “BSA strongly supports efforts to strengthen trust in emerging technologies and internationally interoperable laws and policy frameworks to enable the data economy.“


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 spark the economy and improve modern life.

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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