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Cross-Border Data / Data Localization

The rapid and seamless movement of data across borders is essential to the 21st century global economy. Cross-border data transfers allow software companies to provide new and innovative services to every sector of the economy – driving growth, enabling the technologies of the future, improving health and safety, and promoting social good. BSA supports international data transfer agreements such as the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, data transfer frameworks such as the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules, and data transfer provisions in trade agreements.

Data Localization

Some countries are considering, or have implemented, measures that mandate data localization.  Laws that require data to be stored locally, or that restrict the movement of data across borders, not only impede innovation in the development of cutting-edge technology, but also put every local business at a competitive disadvantage by limiting the services available to them. BSA advocates the adoption of trade norms to prevent data localization requirements and opposes new localization proposals and requirements in markets around the world.

Global Data Alliance: BSA's Cross-Industry Coalition

The free movement of data across borders drives economic growth, development, and opportunity for all. Learn more by visiting www.globaldataalliance.org.

FEATURED POLICY RESEARCH / POSITION PAPERS

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Strengthening Transatlantic Data Flows

AUG 17, 2023 | US

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. 

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Global Data Alliance: Cross-Border Data Policy Index

JUL 19, 2023 | GLOBAL

The Global Data Alliance's Cross-Border Data Policy Index offers a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the relative openness or restrictiveness of cross-border data policies across nearly 100 economies. Global economies are classified into four levels.

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Global: Principles for Government Cloud Security Laws and Policies

JUN 28, 2022 | GLOBAL

BSA urges governments to support cloud security laws and policies that make concrete cybersecurity improvement based on five principles.

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Global Data Alliance: Cross-Border Data Policy Principles

MAR 01, 2021 | GLOBAL

A forward-leaning policy on cross-border data transfers is a particularly effective tool to aid policymaker efforts to drive innovation, increase employment, and rebuild economies.

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Cross-Border Data Flows

FEB 01, 2023 | GLOBAL

Data moving across borders is critical for the services that sustain global commerce, improve health and safety, promote social good, and enable the technologies of the future.

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THE LATEST POLICY NEWS

FEB 09, 2024 | ASIA PACIFIC | INDIA

MediaNama, February 9, 2024. BSA | The Software Alliance, which provides software solutions to businesses globally, has also recommended that the government rely on alternative solutions like watermarking AI-generated content or other “disclosure methods” that can help users distinguish between real and AI-generated content. Read more

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