MAY 13, 2020 | JAPAN | UNITED KINGDOM
Global Data Alliance Applauds Start of UK-Japan Trade Negotiations
BRUSSELS – May 13, 2020 – The Global Data Alliance commends the United Kingdom’s release of negotiating objectives for a UK-Japan free trade agreement (FTA). These negotiations are an important opportunity for two of the world’s most connected economies to negotiate a forward-looking and progressive agreement that will safeguard the responsible movement of data across borders and spur economic growth and innovation.
“The United Kingdom and Japan are strong proponents of advancing and building trust in the digital economy,” said Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. “Reflecting that shared commitment in these FTA negotiations will enhance business predictability, build trust, and accelerate growth in every sector – from the avionics and automotive sectors to healthcare and financial services.”
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, Mastercard, Panasonic, 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 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.