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JUL 18, 2017 | EUROPEAN UNION

Industry Renews Calls for Focused EU Legislation Banning Forced Data Localisation in the EU

Brussels, 19th July, 2017 – We, the undersigned trade associations, welcome the European Union’s Competitiveness and Information Technology Ministers’ discussions yesterday in Tallinn on the free movement of data.

We remain staunch supporters of the free movement of data across borders and strongly oppose unjustified national data localisation rules, which create legal uncertainty for all businesses and undermine Europe’s growing data economy.

Any existing or future data localisation requirements should only be considered in narrowly-defined, exceptional cases, subject to strict scrutiny and prior notification.

We therefore urge the European Commission to present a bespoke legislative proposal this autumn, focusing solely on banning all existing and future unjustified data localisation requirements in the EU Single Market.

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SOBRE A BSA

A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.

Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org

Riley McBride Smith

Telephone: 202-591-1125
E-mail: Riley@allisonpr.com

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CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Christine Lynch

CONTACTO DE PRENSA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org