FEB 11, 2015 | US
BSA Urges Congressional Action as Hatch Re-Introduces LEADS Act
BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed the re-introduction of the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act (the “LEADS Act”). The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), strengthens privacy protections by updating US law to reflect how technology has expanded its global reach since the law was first passed in 1986.
“Data is transforming the way governments, businesses and individuals accomplish the things that matter most to them. But as data becomes a natural part of our everyday lives, our laws must adjust to strike the right balance between privacy concerns and legitimate law enforcement interests,” said BSA President & CEO Victoria Espinel. “The LEADS Act reaffirms electronic privacy rights and helps rebuild consumer trust while ensuring that law enforcement has the tools they need to properly pursue investigations. We applaud Chairman Hatch and Senators Coons and Heller for their continued leadership in this new Congress.”
The LEADS Act would make three important improvements to US privacy law: First, it would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to access electronic communications and other content stored online. Second, it would create a framework to enable law enforcement access to Americans’ data held overseas. Finally, the bill would improve the system by which international law enforcement requests for data are processed.
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BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) est le principal organisme de défense et de promotion de l’industrie du logiciel auprès des administrations gouvernementales et sur le marché international. Ses membres comptent parmi les entreprises les plus innovantes au monde, à l’origine de solutions logicielles qui stimulent l’économie et améliorent la vie moderne.
Basée à Washington, DC et présente dans plus de 30 pays, BSA est pionnière en matière de programmes de conformité qui encouragent l’utilisation légale de logiciels et plaide en faveur de politiques publiques à même de promouvoir l’innovation technologique et de favoriser la croissance économique numérique.