FEB 19, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
Europe's Data Grab
Politico, February 19, 2020
By Vincent Manancourt
In a trend that has spooked Silicon Valley, senior EU officials are flirting with the idea of forcing companies to store and retain at least some of their data in Europe.
“It’s not in line with EU positioning,” Thomas Boué of the Microsoft-backed trade group the Software Alliance (BSA), said of potential moves to keep data stored in Europe.
The groundswell of support is increasingly putting the tech community on edge, including a newly formed lobby named the Global Data Alliance devoted to protecting free data flows.
According to Boué of BSA, which founded the lobby, comments by EU officials on data localization illustrate why the group is needed. Breton's comments "were not a deciding factor, but they show the alliance is important,” he said.
Original Posting: https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-data-grab-protection-privacy/
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.