WASHINGTON, DC — December 10, 2013 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed the Digital Trade Act introduced in the US Senate by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
“I commend Senators Thune and Wyden for focusing attention on the profound transformation underway in the US and global economies,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “Digital services enabled by free-flowing data have become critical drivers of economic growth. Senators Thune and Wyden understand the significance of this trend and have made clear that trade policy needs to encourage, not inhibit it.”
“We now have multilateral negotiations underway in the Atlantic and Pacific regions, and separately on both services and information technologies,” Espinel said. “The United States and its trading partners have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set in place policies that will launch a sustained period of domestic and international growth.”