FEB 11, 2015 | US
BSA Urges Congressional Action as Hatch Re-Introduces LEADS Act
BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed the re-introduction of the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act (the “LEADS Act”). The legislation, co-sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), strengthens privacy protections by updating US law to reflect how technology has expanded its global reach since the law was first passed in 1986.
“Data is transforming the way governments, businesses and individuals accomplish the things that matter most to them. But as data becomes a natural part of our everyday lives, our laws must adjust to strike the right balance between privacy concerns and legitimate law enforcement interests,” said BSA President & CEO Victoria Espinel. “The LEADS Act reaffirms electronic privacy rights and helps rebuild consumer trust while ensuring that law enforcement has the tools they need to properly pursue investigations. We applaud Chairman Hatch and Senators Coons and Heller for their continued leadership in this new Congress.”
The LEADS Act would make three important improvements to US privacy law: First, it would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to access electronic communications and other content stored online. Second, it would create a framework to enable law enforcement access to Americans’ data held overseas. Finally, the bill would 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.