OCT 23, 2019 | US
EU Officials Say US Shouldn’t Broaden Surveillance Law
Bloomberg Law, October 23 , 2019
By Daniel Stoller
Surveillance limits and other safeguards in the USA FREEDOM Act must stay in place, and lawmakers must ensure that “this authority is not broadened,” according to a staff report released Oct. 23 by the staff of the European Commission, the European Union’s executive arm. The concerns come as EU officials sign off, for the third year, on the US commitment to the EU- US Privacy Shield program relied on by over 5,000 companies, such as Facebook Inc. and Workday Inc., to transfer data from the EU to the US.
Lawmakers should keep “the current privacy provisions and avoid any roll-back of transparency reporting,” said Tommy Ross, senior director of policy at BSA | The Software Alliance in Washington.
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。