Data Privacy and Security

Data Privacy and Security

Software innovation continues to lead to unprecedented advances. To empower individuals and help businesses create jobs, software companies are learning how to tap the potential of the data these innovations have unleashed. BSA supports modernizing data policies so they are clear, effective, and predictable for individuals, businesses, and the government.

Government Access to Data

The United States has always pursued a careful balance between the privacy and security of personal and sensitive information and the government’s responsibility to keep us safe. The rapid adoption of remote computing power and data analytics have transformed the methods for transferring and analyzing information. BSA supports modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and a holistic and balanced approach to encryption policy. 


BSA supports efforts to improve the government’s capabilities and readiness to address cybersecurity threats. This includes public-private partnerships, strengthening cybersecurity workforce capabilities, implementing effective information sharing frameworks, policies that support the development of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies, and other steps to secure and defend information infrastructure.

Consumer Privacy

BSA supports a balanced approach to privacy that respects and encourages informed consumer choices while ensuring industry can continue delivering value to consumers by providing products and services tailored to their specific needs. Privacy regimes also must support the free flow of data across international borders so cloud computing and other valuable data services can flourish. 

BSA’s 2017 Policy Agenda

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

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