FEB 26, 2015 | US
BSA Welcomes House Introduction of LEADS Act
WASHINGTON, DC — February 27, 2015 —
BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed House introduction of the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act (the “LEADS Act”). The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), aims to better balance privacy concerns and government access to data by modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).
“The LEADS Act strikes the right balance between user protections and public safety needs. This proposal makes important updates to ECPA – outdated legislation first passed nearly three decades ago. It clearly outlines privacy rights while giving law enforcement the ability to properly pursue international investigations without causing the spread of data localization policies,” said BSA President & CEO Victoria Espinel. “We commend Representatives Marino and DelBene for their bipartisan leadership and look forward to working with leaders in both the House and Senate to pass this legislation.”
The LEADS Act, introduced earlier this month in the Senate by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to access electronic communications and other content stored online, and create a framework to enable law enforcement access to Americans’ data held overseas. The bill would also improve the system by which international law enforcement requests for data are processed.
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.