MAR 03, 2020 | US
Encryption and Section 230
Politico, March 3, 2020
By Tim Starks
Industry watchers are sounding off on an incoming bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham that's poised to threaten tech companies' prized legal liability shield, calling the effort a thinly veiled attack on end-to-end encryption.
Tommy Ross, senior policy director at BSA | The Software Alliance, told MC that while staff working on the legislation said it wasn't about encryption, it "smells to us a little bit like an encryption bill based on the rhetoric on the same topic coming out of the Department of Justice." Said Ross: "One of the things that we'll be seeking is some set of safeguards to prevent best practices coming out of a commission as they envision it from undermining common security best practices, from requiring companies to do things that are cost prohibitive or technically infeasible."
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。