JAN 02, 2020 | US
States Will Be the Battlegrounds for 2020 Tech Policy Fights
Axios, January 2, 2020
By Kim Hart and Margaret Harding McGill
The tech industry's most consequential policy fights in 2020 will play out in the states, not Washington. Momentum on a range of tech issues, from governing online privacy to regulating the gig economy, has stalled in DC as impeachment and election campaigns consume attention. State leaders and legislators are stepping in to fill the void.
Some trade groups are beefing up their state operations. BSA | The Software Alliance, which counts Microsoft and IBM among its members, is launching its first state program in 2020, said Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy for the group. BSA will hire a director of state advocacy who is expected to be active wherever state privacy efforts heat up, including in California and New York, Albright said. "We can’t ignore the fact that states are going to be moving forward with legislation," Albright said.
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。