SEP 15, 2015 | US
BSA | The Software Alliance Calls for ECPA Reform in September 16th Senate Testimony
WASHINGTON — September 16, 2015 — In testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance, urged Committee members to support efforts to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by adopting legislation that better reflects today’s technological reality. Espinel pressed Congress to address issues emerging now, specifically those related to demands by law enforcement agencies in one country for data held in another country.
“Today, in addition to the inconsistent warrant requirement in ECPA, the law also is unclear on how to govern data requests that cross borders,” Espinel said during her testimony. “The lack of clear rules creates unhelpful confusion and has opened the door to US law enforcement demands that could undermine user trust around the world.”
BSA’s testimony in today’s hearing on “Reforming the Electronic Communications Act” focused on issues related to cross-border demands for data, their impact on user trust around the world, and the need for a framework to address such issues as are spelled out in the Hatch-Coons-Heller LEADS Act.
“BSA | The Software Alliance supports the ECPA Amendments Act because consumers, businesses and governments all will benefit from greater clarity in the law about the appropriate ways for law enforcement to access data,” said Espinel. “The Act makes critical updates that are needed to protect the privacy of Americans’ email content and subscriber records. We thank the Committee members for their attention to ECPA reform, and urge them to act quickly to update this decades-old law.”
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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.