WASHINGTON — July 19, 2016 — BSA | The Software Alliance is pleased to see a number of bipartisan technology issues highlighted in the 2016 Republican platform. The platform recognizes the importance of the free flow of data across borders and the protection of intellectual property. It also calls for a balanced conversation about encryption and a consensus solution. The success of the tech industry is critical to the US economy. Finding common ground on tech issues will help ensure a robust digital economy for years to come.
Earlier this year, BSA joined more than a dozen technology trade associations in developing the first-ever Technology Sector Presidential Platform, designed to urge the 2016 presidential candidates to consider issues and implement policies that harness the power of technology, create jobs, grow the economy, foster innovation, and continue to improve the lives of all Americans.