JAN 06, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
Tech Companies ‘Encouraged’ by Fundamental Rights Changes in Draft EU e-Evidence Bill
MLEX, January 6, 2020
By Matthew Newman
A group of industry associations representing software companies, Internet service providers and cloud-computing storage providers said today they are "encouraged" by proposed changes to an EU bill requiring users' communications data to be opened up to criminal investigators.
The associations, including ACT The App Association, Bitkom, and BSA | The Software Alliance, which includes Microsoft, Oracle, Siemens, Intel and Slack, said in a statement that EU legislators should continue "to fight for fundamental rights protections" in the "e-evidence" proposal (see here).
First proposed in April 2018, the e-evidence law will apply to online providers of communications such as Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as traditional telecom services and also intermediaries and content-storage systems.
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。