JAN 08, 2017 | US
BSA Applauds Reintroduction of ECPA Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON – January 9, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the introduction of the Email Privacy Act of 2017 in the House of Representatives. The legislation would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) – a decades-old law that sets standards for government access to private internet communications – to ensure that law enforcement has a warrant before accessing a person’s online data stored in the cloud, such as emails, texts, notes, photos, and other sensitive information.
“Our use of and reliance on technology has greatly evolved in the 30 years since ECPA was enacted,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “It is important that Congress modernize the law to match users’ expectations for the privacy of their data in the cloud.”
This bill was previously introduced in the 114th Congress as H.R. 699 and passed unanimously in the House. BSA commends Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Jared Polis (D-CO), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Doug Collins (R-GA), Will Hurd (R-TX), Ted Poe (R-TX), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Judy Chu (D-CA) for reintroducing the legislation and looks forward to working with the 115th Congress to pass it. Looking ahead, ECPA will need reforms that address international law enforcement access to data issues.
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.