JAN 25, 2022 | US
Digital Trade Deals High on BSA's 2022 Agenda
POLITICO Morning Trade, January 25, 2022
By Steven Overly
The US software industry’s 2022 policy agenda released this morning has a strong international element, reflected most prominently in sections calling for new digital trade agreements, immigration reform and stronger cybersecurity practices, Craig Albright, vice president for legislative strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance, told Morning Trade.
BSA will keep pressure on the Biden administration this year to begin talks in the Asia-Pacific on a digital trade agreement because “there is a growing recognition that international data transfers are a real competitiveness issue for every industry,” Albright said, pointing to the diverse coalition of companies that have joined the BSA-led Global Data Alliance. “This isn't a tech issue. This is manufacturing. This is retail. This is agriculture.”
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。