FEB 03, 2016 | EUROPEAN UNION | US
Wall Street Journal Gets BSA's Outlook on Safe Harbor Negotiations
Wall Street Journal, February 2, 2016
By Natalia Drozdiak and Sam Schechner
That uncertainty worries companies. “If tomorrow the other mechanisms are no longer valid, we will have a huge problem,” said Thomas Boué, policy director in Europe, Middle East and Africa of BSA | The Software Alliance, which represents Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. While he says he is “very hopeful” a deal will be done, he added: “We could be facing a pretty dire situation if there is no clarity.”Negotiators for the U.S. and EU have been working to clinch a deal that proves U.S. national security services don’t indiscriminately amass Europeans’ data. The EU has been pushing for more clarity about the circumstances when those intelligence services tap into Europeans’ information, but the U.S. has resisted full transparency, claiming it could compromise how its intelligence agencies work.Ms. Jourova said Monday the EU was obtaining specific written assurances from the U.S., signed at the highest political level, ensuring that access by public authorities to personal data transferred from Europe would be limited to what is necessary and appropriate.
She also said it was crucial that the safeguards for individuals from mass surveillance also apply to non-U.S. citizens.
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.