FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, and the Global Shippers Forum have jointly issued a statement calling for improved standards of data protection and confidentiality in digital trading and booking systems.
The two organisations have published a Charter for Protection and Governance of Data in International Trade that sets out the minimum arrangements for data security and confidentiality that providers and operators of digital booking and trading platforms should adopt and incorporate into their End-User Agreements (EUAs).
The Charter has been approved by members of both organisations as a ‘declaration of rights’ for platform users in the trade and logistics sector.
“FIATA is committed to enabling the shift of trade from analogue to digital form to increase efficiency and resilience of global supply chains,” said Dr Stéphane Graber, Director General of FIATA.
“In this journey, interoperability between platforms and their credibility amongst users are critical for success. This requires clear and fair rules on data exchange to protect confidentiality and ensure trust between stakeholders.”
“FIATA is happy to lead this effort with GSF on the crucial topic of data governance and protection.”