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JUN 23, 2015 | US

BSA Calls TPA Passage Vote Groundbreaking News for Innovation Economy and More Open Sharing of Cross-Border Data

WASHINGTON — June 24, 2015 — "Passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is a huge accomplishment. Today's vote shows that bipartisan achievements aren't dead in Washington," Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance, said today following the U.S. Senate vote on passage of TPA. "This historic legislation makes clear that any 21st-century agreement must include strong, clear, and enforceable rules to ensure the free global flow of data. We congratulate lawmakers who supported TPA for their incredible work on this complex issue that will strengthen the foundation of our growing innovation economy."

BSA has long played an active role in efforts to educate lawmakers and Administration officials on the importance of a pro-TPA vote and the many benefits such a vote would mean, particularly when it comes to the free flow of data across borders.

“As our world becomes increasingly reliant on data and the countless answers data is providing to help improve our daily lives, we understand its importance and the huge potential that sharing data more freely across borders means,” Espinel noted. “Since last fall, we have played a leadership role in engaging decision makers on these crucial issues. We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to educate lawmakers and other government officials on the importance of more open data flows and prohibiting forced localization by governments around the world – and how moving in this direction will benefit so many people.”

“Greater openness to sharing valuable data strengthens America’s commitment to international trade, while also strengthening the software industry’s ability to operate in the global marketplace,” she added. “Today’s vote in favor of TPA is a huge and promising step forward.”

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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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