Policy

  • 2018 US Policy Agenda

    Every sector of the US economy relies on software to succeed. BSA’s 2018 agenda focuses on four main policy areas: data, intellectual property, workforce development, and emerging technologies.

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  • Cross-Border Data Flows

    Cross-Border Data Flows

    The movement of data across borders is essential to the global economy. But what exactly are cross-border data flows and how do they affect you?

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  • Understanding AI

    BSA released a short primer to illustrate the effects new AI technologies are already having in every industry, in every state, and across the globe.

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  • Modernizing Digital Trade

    Modernizing Digital Trade

    BSA’s digital trade agenda outlines provisions that every modern trade agreement should include for software.

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Accelerating the Digital Economy

Software innovation is transforming every sector of our economy and enriching every aspect of our lives. 

The software industry has a profound impact on the American economy. A recent BSA study shows the software industry contributes more than $1 trillion to the US GDP, and nearly 10 million jobs, with significant impact in each of the 50 states. This expands America’s economic potential across numerous sectors.

Software enables businesses to grow through cloud computing solutions and analytics, and it allows individuals to hold the power of the internet in their pockets. Members of BSA | The Software Alliance provide cloud services, data analytics, cybersecurity solutions, and other cutting-edge products and services to businesses of all sizes across all industries. They are at the forefront of the technological promises of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things.

Policies that reward innovation, allow software service providers to meet their customers’ privacy and security expectations, and reduce barriers to digital trade will accelerate society’s access to the benefits of software and the data economy. 

BSA’s 2018 Policy Agenda

Learn more about BSA’s positions on data policy, intellectual property, workforce development, and emerging technologies.

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