Washington, D.C. — Technology CEO Council Chair Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, today issued the following statement in response to the recent introduction of the Digital Trade Act of 2013 by Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR):
“Data is the essential 21st century competitive resource. Wise use of data delivers immense benefits to citizens around the world, enabling healthier lives, lower energy consumption, more cost-effective and responsive government and greater economic opportunity. Organizations of every size and in every sector willsucceed or fail based on their ability to access and interpret business and customer data all around the world.
“The Digital Trade Act of 2013 is strong legislation that helps demonstrate America’s commitment to enabling the global flow of business information, ensuring U.S. leadership at the frontier of the information economy.”