Thomas Boué oversees BSA | The Software Alliance’s public policy activities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. He advises BSA members on public policy and legal developments and advocates the views of the enterprise software industry with European and national policymakers. He leads on security and privacy issues, as well as broader efforts to improve levels of intellectual property protection and promote open markets, international data flows, fair competition, and innovation in areas such as AI and cloud computing.
Boué led BSA’s work as an Amicus Curiae on the Schrems II case on Standard Contractual Clauses at the CJEU and the La Quadrature du Net case on the Privacy Shield at the EU General Court. He directs efforts in EMEA for the Global Data Alliance, a cross-industry coalition of companies that are committed to high standards of data responsibility and that rely on the ability to transfer data around the world to innovate and create jobs. Boué currently serves on the UK Government International Data Transfer Expert Council.
Boué holds a Master of Business Administration from the Europa-Insitut (Saarbrücken, Germany), a Certificate of Integrated Legal Studies (trilateral and trilingual Master’s degree in French, English, German and European Law, from the Universities of Warwick (UK), Saarland (Germany) and Lille II (France) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Law from the University of Lille II, France. He is based in BSA’s Brussels office.