JAN 26, 2021 | ASIA PACIFIC
Global Data Alliance Statement on ASEAN Model Contractual Clauses
SINGAPORE – January 26, 2021 – The Global Data Alliance congratulates ASEAN Member States and commends ASEAN’s efforts in developing the ASEAN Model Contractual Clauses (MCCs) as a voluntary data transfer mechanism. The MCCs provide useful guidance on important data protection aspects for companies to consider when drafting contractual terms and conditions surrounding the transfer of personal data.
Cross-border data transfers power innovation and growth across all sectors of the economy—from manufacturing and farming to local start-ups and modern service providers. These data flows are vitally important in modern trade and commerce.
The Global Data Alliance supports ASEAN’s continued efforts to promote an internationally interoperable approach to data transfers that will complement other data transfer mechanisms in use by enterprises throughout the region. Such efforts will support the growth of ASEAN’s burgeoning digital economy and drive productivity gains by facilitating cross-border data flows while protecting security and privacy.
About the Global Data Alliance
The Global Data Alliance (globaldataalliance.org) is a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. The Alliance supports policies that help instill trust in the digital economy while safeguarding the ability to transfer data across borders and refraining from imposing data localization requirements that restrict trade.
Alliance members include BSA members and American Express, Amgen, AT&T, Citi, ITB360, LEGO, Mastercard, Medtronic, Panasonic, Pfizer, RELX, Roche, UDS Technology, United Airlines, Verizon, Visa, and WD-40 Company. These companies are headquartered across the globe and are active in the advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics, financial services, health, media and entertainment, natural resources, supply chain, and telecommunications sectors, among others. BSA | The Software Alliance administers the Global Data Alliance.
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.