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JAN 10, 2020 | US

Software Group Flags Concerns Over Scope, Effectiveness of ICT Supply-Chain Proposal

Inside Cybersecurity, January 10, 2020

By Charlie Mitchell

A major group representing software makers is raising extensive concerns over the Commerce Department's proposed rule on information and communications technology supply chain security, which would implement a May 15 executive order by setting the criteria for banning ICT imports from “foreign adversaries.”

BSA | The Software Alliance said in comments to Commerce: “The proposed rules are overly -- indeed, staggeringly -- broad. As written, they would permit the Secretary to launch a review of virtually any 'transaction' involving almost any form of commercial technology, regardless of whether it has a clear nexus to national security or to a foreign adversary.”

The group said, “Combined with the process and other problems described below, this undefined scope would leave industry in a constant and irremediable state of uncertainty about whether their operations are, or soon will be, subject to regulatory scrutiny.”

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Original Posting: https://insidecybersecurity.com/daily-news/software-group-flags-concerns-over-scope-effectiveness-ict-supply-chain-proposal

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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) es el principal defensor de la industria global del software ante los gobiernos y en el mercado internacional. Sus miembros se encuentran entre las compañías más innovadoras del mundo, creando soluciones de software que impulsan la economía y mejoran la vida moderna.

Con sede central en Washington, DC y operaciones en más de 30 países, BSA es pionera en programas de cumplimiento normativo diseñados para fomentar el uso legal de software, y apoya políticas públicas que incentivan la innovación tecnológica e impulsan el crecimiento de la economía digital.

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