The Value of the Global Data Alliance

A membership in the Global Data Alliance provides you a seat at the table with industry leading companies that embrace high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the transfer of data around the world to innovate and create jobs. It gives you a unique opportunity to shape global policy that affects your company’s bottom line and the global economy of tomorrow. At a time of rising digital protectionism, a multi-sector voice is needed to support sensible and responsible cross-border data policies in capitals around the world. The Global Data Alliance provides that voice.

Global Data Alliance Members

Global Data Alliance members also include BSA Global Members.

CHS Inc.
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Johnson & Johnson
L'Oreal Groupe
Warner Bros Discovery
Zimmer Biomet

What We Do

The Alliance promotes cross-industry cooperation to advance policies that support the seamless and trusted flow of data across borders.

The Global Data Alliance serves three main functions:

1. To convene a multi-sector group of global stakeholders that depend upon the seamless movement of data across borders and that support building trust across borders

2. To educate policymakers, the media, and the public about:

  • The benefits of the responsible movement of data across borders to innovation, job creation, and economic opportunity; and
  • the costs of cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization mandates

3. To engage in dialogue with governments regarding thoughtful and forward-looking data transfer policies, particularly in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Western Hemisphere

What Are the Benefits of Participating in the Alliance?

The Global Data Alliance offers participating companies a range of benefits, including:

Monthly conference calls

Exclusive insights and analysis for members

Roundtables and meetings to build relationships with cross-sector peers

Global and regional reports, primers and other materials

Comments and submissions on proposed rules and policies

Opportunity to attend meetings and conference calls with policymakers

Engagement in international fora, including the WTO

The Alliance’s cross-border data policy focus includes international initiatives like the following:

Digital Trade Agreements, including the US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement and The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement

The World Trade Organization plurilateral e-commerce negotiations

Digital economy initiatives under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) framework and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP)

US, UK, and EU trade negotiations that are focused on cross- border data transfer issues

Contact Information


Joseph Whitlock
Executive Director


Tham Shen Hong
Manager, Policy


Irma Gudziunaite
Director, Policy