JUN 08, 2021 | US
BSA Applauds Senate Passage of the US Innovation and Competition Act
WASHINGTON – June 8, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance applauds today’s Senate vote in favor of the US Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). BSA supports the Act’s commitment to high-tech R&D funding as well as provisions that promote economic development and advance US development goals in beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences. The latter provisions will help facilitate cross-border access to technology, knowledge, and data; promote the ability to transfer data seamlessly and responsibly across borders; support the privacy of personal information and consumer protections online; and build digital connectivity and inclusiveness across communities.
“Digital trade and cross-border access to technology can drive economic empowerment and resilience across beneficiary developing countries,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “It’s important for USTR to have ongoing conversations with developing countries about these benefits. These proposed amendments bring welcome attention to the benefits of digital trade and update the Generalized System of Preferences for today’s economic opportunities.”
Open and forward-looking digital trade policies can build digital inclusion, increase financial access, support domestic innovation, and foster overall economic empowerment and resilience. Read more in the Global Data Alliance’s primer, “Cross-Border Data Transfers & Economic Development.”
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。