FEB 02, 2017 | US
BSA Calls for House Passage of ECPA Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON – February 3, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance urges the House of Representatives to pass the Email Privacy Act of 2017 (H.R. 387), which is scheduled for consideration Monday. This legislation would update the three decades-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require that law enforcement obtain a warrant before accessing a person’s content stored in the cloud. BSA is encouraged that Congress is moving early in the year on this important privacy issue.
Software companies and civil liberties groups have been working with Congress for years to update ECPA. Last Congress, this legislation, with the same language, passed the House by a vote of 419-0. A companion bill in the Senate had 30 bipartisan sponsors.
Passing the Email Privacy Act would be a positive step toward protecting consumer privacy, and it would allow Congress to turn its attention to other concerns with the law. Chief among those concerns is that ECPA, which was written before the age of the global internet, did not contemplate how data would be stored and accessed around the world. Even with the adoption of the Email Privacy Act, ECPA will need additional reforms to address law enforcement access to data stored overseas.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.