APR 27, 2020 | US
How COVID-19 Is Set To Reshape Federal Privacy Law Debate
Law360, April 27, 2020
While the coronavirus pandemic has derailed most nonurgent lawmaking efforts, pressure continues to mount for Congress to enact uniform privacy legislation that factors in the growing concerns over moves by companies such as Apple and Google to harness the troves of personal information they hold to track the virus and contain its spread.
"The pandemic really accelerates a lot of the ongoing discussions on privacy legislation because it highlights a concrete example of not only the need to use data in important ways, but also the importance of getting it right when it comes to the type of privacy and security safeguards that need to be placed on different uses of data," said Kate Goodloe, director of policy at tech industry group BSA: The Software Alliance.
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。