JUN 07, 2018 | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Supports Council 'General Approach' on EU Cyber Act; Encourages Flexibility During Trilogue Negotiations
Brussels, 8 June – BSA | The Software Alliance issued a letter yesterday, congratulating Member States on the formal adoption of a Council “General Approach” on the draft EU Cybersecurity Act Regulation (“EU Cyber Act”), planned for today’s EU Telecommunications Council (“TTE Council”) meeting, taking place in Luxembourg. In the letter, BSA commends the Council for the numerous improvements made to the draft Regulation as a way to link the legislation to the realities of today’s certification landscape.
“Cybersecurity is a cornerstone for the wide range of products and services our Members provide to customers across the EU and around the world. Consequently, we congratulate the Council on obtaining a General Approach and appreciate the effectiveness and efficiency of technical deliberations that Member States pursued under the Bulgarian Presidency” notes Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy – EMEA.
BSA also issued caution ahead of the upcoming trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and European Parliament on numerous provisions, which would benefit from further evaluation.
“However, the Council text does not sufficiently address the lack of clarity surrounding EU-wide recognition of future certification schemes along with the continued inclusion of specific technical requirements that must be achieved by each scheme. The technical standard setting process is an evolving environment that cannot be laid down in static legislation. We encourage Member States to show flexibility on these issues during the upcoming trilogue negotiations” concluded Boué.
BSA |“软件联盟”(www.bsa.org) 是全球软件行业的主要倡导者，旨在代表该行业，向政府和国际市场发声。其成员包括全球最具创新力的公司，这些公司制定的软件解决方案，不但能够刺激经济，还能提升现代生活的品质。
BSA 的总部位于华盛顿特区，其营运机构遍布 30 多个国家。BSA 凭借这些机构，率先涉足合规项目，以期促进使用合法软件、倡导制定公共政策，并以此培养技术创新能力，以及推动发展数字经济。