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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.


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 EU Policy Agenda

BSA’s EU Policy Agenda outlines the software industry’s 2017 priority policy areas. The continuation of Privacy Shield as well as policies that reward innovation, ensure cross-border data movements and streamline regulations will expand society’s access to the many benefits of software.

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