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BSA Applauds Judiciary Approval of ECPA Reform; Urges Consideration in Full Senate

WASHINGTON, DC — November 29, 2012

BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed action by the US Senate Judiciary Committee to approve a needed reform to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) as part of a video privacy bill.

“This is an important step in building trust and confidence in cloud computing and other digital services,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “Law enforcement access and civil protections should be the same for online files and other digital records as they are for papers stored in a file cabinet. But because ECPA was enacted before the Internet reshaped the way we live and work, we’re operating under a confusing patchwork of legacy standards. The measure approved today in the Senate Judiciary Committee is a step in the right direction. I urge the full Senate to consider it.”


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BSA |The Software Alliance ( www.bsa.org ) is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
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