JUN 09, 2016 | EUROPEAN UNION
Industry Supportive of Member States' Efforts to Improve Criminal Justice in Cyberspace
June 10, 2016
CCIA Europe, DIGITALEUROPE and BSA | The Software Alliance welcome the balanced approach of the Member States in improving criminal justice in cyberspace.
In its conclusions yesterday, the Justice and Home Affairs Council focused among other things, on enhancing engagement between Member States and the private sector, improving intergovernmental information sharing cooperation (streamlining mutual legal assistance and mutual recognition instruments) as well as safeguards to guarantee effective, proportionate and necessary investigative measures in the online world.
Our associations welcome the Council and Commission’s intentions to identify ways to solve legal conflicts arising from the patchwork of national criminal and privacy laws. In so doing, Member States recognize that unilateral action by individual governments can place companies operating in several countries in perilous legal situations. We trust those efforts will help the EU make strides towards a more coherent international legal framework for companies, law enforcement and consumers alike.
We do caution however against any moves to determine jurisdiction for a Member State to address requests directly to the local office of a company, legally established in another member state, simply because it has a presence in that member state. That will not improve efficiency and co-operation in fact the reverse due to added complexity.
The conclusions adopted yesterday lay the groundwork for a broader policy debate on how to tackle cybersecurity and cybercrime while protecting data protection as well as respecting the principles of proportionality and subsidiarity.
This will be particularly important in the growing debate around encryption. We call on the EU to avoid any proposals that would require companies to deliberately undermine the integrity and security of their products, infrastructure and services. We also urge Member States to strongly endorse innovation in security technologies to ensure that individuals and enterprises can reap the greatest benefits of the digital economy which is central to job creation and economic prosperity in the EU.
Our associations look forward to an open and fruitful dialogue with all relevant stakeholders.
The signatories: DIGITALEUROPE, BSA | The Software Alliance, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe)
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.