JUL 16, 2020 | US | EUROPEAN UNION
Factbox: Reaction After EU Court Strikes Down Transatlantic Data Transfer Deal
Reuters, July 16, 2020
Europe’s top court on Thursday quashed a transatlantic data transfer deal for the second time because of US surveillance concerns in a ruling that could disrupt thousands of companies that rely on the pact.
The ruling effectively ends the privileged access companies in the United States had to personal data from Europe and puts the country on the same footing as other nations outside the 27-country bloc.
BSA | The Software Alliance, a software industry lobby group, said: ”The good news is that SCCs (Standard Contractual Clauses) remain valid. But today’s Privacy Shield decision will create challenges for more than 5,300 businesses, 70% of which are SMEs, across a range of sectors at a time when the ability to send data abroad is crucial to the economic recovery from COVID-19,” said Victoria Espinel, CEO and President.
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.