JUN 28, 2021 | EUROPEAN UNION | EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
Global Data Alliance Welcomes EU Approval of UK Data Protection Adequacy
BRUSSELS – June 28, 2021 – The Global Data Alliance welcomes the final approval of the European Commission’s decision on the adequate protection of personal data by the United Kingdom, offering the following statement.
“Today’s interconnected economy is inherently digital. No organization that is part of an international supply chain, regardless of size or sector, can operate without the ability to transfer data across borders,” said Isabelle Roccia, Director, Policy – EMEA, at BSA | The Software Alliance on behalf of the Global Data Alliance. “Today’s UK adequacy determination contributes to providing legal certainty and a valuable data transfer tool for businesses operating in Europe and across the Channel.”
“The UK and the EU remain two of the most open, innovative, and connected economies in the world. This decision is another signal that interoperability can be reached for both robust standards of data responsibility and seamless data flows,” Roccia added.
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 Abbott, AIG, American Express, Amgen, AT&T, Citi, Cortex, ExxonMobil, FedEx, General Motors, LEGO, Lumen, Mastercard, Medtronic, NTT, Panasonic, Pfizer, RELX Group, Roche, UDS Technology, United Airlines, Verizon, and Visa, as well as BSA global policy members – Adobe, Atlassian, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Box, CNC/Mastercam, DocuSign, IBM, Informatica, MathWorks, Microsoft, Okta, Oracle, PTC, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Siemens Industry Software Inc., Slack, Splunk, Trend Micro, Trimble Solutions Corporation, Twilio, Workday, and Zoom Video Communications. These companies are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, financial services, health, media and entertainment, natural resources, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.