Supporting US Digital Engagement and Inclusion in the Indo-Pacific
Speaker: Joseph Whitlock, Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance and Executive Director, Global Data Alliance
BSA’s Joseph Whitlock speaks on the importance of strong digital provisions in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations to efforts to support greater US digital engagement and inclusion in the Indo-Pacific.
The IPEF negotiations represent the broadest and most diverse grouping of Indo-Pacific economies to engage in a regional trade negotiation with the United States. Responsible data transfers and cross-border access to technology support many policy imperatives, including digital inclusion, cybersecurity, fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, and other activities relating to the protection of health, privacy, security, and regulatory compliance. They also support shared cross-border economic prosperity that benefits workers, citizens, and businesses of all sizes, including small- and medium-sized enterprises.
With respect to partner countries engaging in the IPEF negotiations relating to the connected economy, the Global Data Alliance urges the participants to advance strong cross-border data provisions in line with the Australia-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and the US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement.
More Information: BSA Model Provisions on Digital Trade, BSA Jobs-Centric Digital Trade Agenda, GDA Cross-Border Data Policy Principles and the GDA Comments on the IPEF.
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.