FEB 19, 2020 | US
Europe’s Bid to Stay World’s Digital Cop Fizzles to Life
Politico, February 19, 2020
By Ryan Heath
The EU's latest bid for power in the online realm is a five-year digital policy blueprint unveiled with great ceremony Wednesday, one centered on data and artificial intelligence. Some in the US tech industry see promise in the EU proposals — as well as some common ground with Washington.
“The policy objectives that we see in the papers that came out today and in US strategy are really quite consistent,” said Aaron Cooper, the vice president of global policy for BSA | The Software Alliance, a trade group whose members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce. He noted, for instance, that the US government is also undertaking efforts to make federal data more available, while industry is weighing its own data-sharing models.
“I see a lot more opportunity here than I see downsides,” Cooper 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。