FEB 14, 2017 | US
BSA Seeks Open, Balanced Effort on Surveillance Reform
Tech Coalition Calls for Protections for Users, Transparency, and Continued 702 Oversight
WASHINGTON – February 15, 2017 – Today, BSA | The Software Alliance sent a letter to the Senate and House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees urging them to work together to provide for an open debate around the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The letter was cosigned by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the Internet Association (IA), and TechNet. Section 702 outlines provisions that allow US surveillance of foreign targets located abroad and is due to expire at the end of 2017. The letter argues for a balanced approach and that any reauthorization should include meaningful safeguards for Internet users’ privacy and civil liberties, measures to ensure transparency and accountability, and a commitment to continued Congressional oversight. An open debate, the letter continues, will allow the Section to build on recent Congressional efforts and will help boost public trust in intelligence gathering efforts. The tech industry looks forward to working with Congress to ensure a successful review of Section 702.
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。