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JUL 26, 2017 | US

BSA | The Software Alliance Applauds the Introduction of ICPA, Urges Swift Passage

WASHINGTON – July 27, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance commends Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Dean Heller (R-NV) for their introduction of S. 1671, the International Communications Privacy Act (ICPA) in the Senate. This legislation has an important impact on the future of cloud technology and jobs in the United States.

As the global digital economy continues to grow, data storage, analytics, security, and other services are often provided in the United States by American workers to customers overseas. In this environment, US companies increasingly face the challenge of complying with multiple conflicting privacy laws and regulations for providing access to the data they store abroad. These conflicts undermine consumers’ confidence in tech products and services, while simultaneously creating obstacles for law enforcement’s criminal investigations and prosecutions. ICPA would update the United States’ approach to these challenges by clarifying the rules for how law enforcement can gain access to data stored abroad, while maintaining high standards for privacy and human rights. 

BSA signed a joint industry letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee voicing its support for ICPA. We look forward to working with the bill’s sponsors and other Members of Congress to pass legislation that modernizes law enforcement access to data stored overseas. 


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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。


Michael O’Brien

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