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SIIA CONTACT: Diane Pinto, (202) 789-4480
SIIA Applauds Signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement
Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2018) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association for the software and digital content industries, welcomes the signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).The final text of the agreement can be found here.
SIIA Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:
“The signing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement is a major step forward in creating an open trading system in data.We are pleased with the agreement’s cross-border data flow obligations, protections for source code/algorithms, and recognition that the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system is a valid facilitator of cross-border data flows, including financial data, while protecting personal information.
“We congratulate the Administration on this important milestone and look forward to explaining our views to the Congress as it considers approval for the USMCA.”