Companies of all sizes and in all industries need to move data across the Atlantic to reach customers, manage supply chains, collaborate on research, and improve the services they provide to businesses and individuals. And customers—on both sides of the Atlantic—deserve to know that their personal data will be maintained private and secure when their data is transferred. Transatlantic data flows are among the most important for both Europe and the US, accounting for over one-half of Europe’s data transfers and about half of US data transfers. A disruption of transatlantic data flows could have significant adverse effects on consumers, businesses, and economic vitality.
COVID has heightened public awareness about the importance of maintaining reliable access to trustworthy state government data. The chart below indicates states with formal open data policies. BSA looks forward to seeing what communities can accomplish when state level data is made more widely available and we hope that state legislation can be a useful stepping stone in unlocking the unrealized potential of those resources.
Policy Filing | Sep 23, 2020
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