December 20, 2017

BRUSSELS – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following statement regarding the Council decision to develop new rules to allow non-personal data to move freely and easily across country borders.

“We appreciate and commend the work done by the Council, especially the work surrounding data flows,” said Guido Lobrano senior director of global policy for Europe. “Its agreement is a balanced one that recognizes the importance of ensuring that non-personal data can flow freely within Europe’s single market, which will allow for economic development to continue to grow and flourish. ITI and its member companies stand ready to support the work of the EU Institutions to complete the work on this important building block of the European Digital Single Market.”

ITI has long advocated for the free flow of data. Most recently, it released a statement urging the EU to protect the flow of data. In addition, Josh Kallmer, ITI’s senior vice president of global policy, authored a policy paper, Dear World Leaders: Tear Down Your Digital Walls, on the economic and societal benefits of the free flow of data.

About ITI. ITI is the global voice of the tech sector. We advocate for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that our companies are creating. Our members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers. ITI’s diverse membership and expert staff provide a broad perspective and intelligent insight in confronting the implications and opportunities of policy activities around the world. Visit to learn more. Follow us on Twitter for the latest ITI news @ITI_TechTweets.

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