SEP 13, 2021 | GLOBAL
Groups Press Tai to Pursue Pac-Rim Digital Trade Act
POLITICO Morning Trade, September 13, 2021
By Gavin Bade
“The increasing frequency of data-restrictive practices and digital protectionist measures around the world requires that the United States play a more active role in the establishment of global norms governing digital trade,” the Information Technology Industry Council, BSA | The Software Alliance, the Chamber of Commerce and other groups said in a letter to Tai.
Joe Whitlock, policy director at the Software Alliance, told Morning Trade he believed a digital trade agreement could be negotiated in a way that supports the Biden administration’s “worker-focused” agenda depending on how it crafts provisions in areas like consumer protection, privacy and cybersecurity supply-chain security.
A digital trade pact could also address a number of other important policy issues, such as how to promote digital inclusion, what restrictions to put on the use of artificial intelligence to prevent systemic bias, how to facilitate cross-border access to the services and technologies needed to combat climate change, and how to support democratic and accountable governance in the digital environment, Whitlock 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。