SIIA Examining Europe’s Digital Single Market Proposals

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SIIA Examining Europe’s Digital Single Market Proposals


Washington D.C. (May 26, 2016) – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today commented on the importance of the European Commission’s latest Digital Single Market (DSM) proposals on e-commerce and online platforms.

SIIA’s Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Mark MacCarthy, issued the following statement:

“The Commission’s ambitious plans for a Digital Single Market are important and potentially very positive for consumers and businesses globally. However, before concluding what the real impact will be, we are closely reviewing the substance of the plans and will continue to provide input as we did in a December 2015 letter to the Commission.

“We are pleased that the Commission did not propose a platform ‘one-size-fits all’ regulatory approach.  This is particularly important regarding the Free Flow of Data initiative, which we consider vital. We want to make certain it allows for the open transmission of all data within the EU and internationally, as long as companies’ comply with EU law and are able to use inter-operability mechanisms such as the proposed EU-US Privacy Shield.”  



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