JUN 08, 2021 | US
BSA Applauds Senate Passage of the US Innovation and Competition Act
WASHINGTON – June 8, 2021 – BSA | The Software Alliance applauds today’s Senate vote in favor of the US Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). BSA supports the Act’s commitment to high-tech R&D funding as well as provisions that promote economic development and advance US development goals in beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences. The latter provisions will help facilitate cross-border access to technology, knowledge, and data; promote the ability to transfer data seamlessly and responsibly across borders; support the privacy of personal information and consumer protections online; and build digital connectivity and inclusiveness across communities.
“Digital trade and cross-border access to technology can drive economic empowerment and resilience across beneficiary developing countries,” said Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. “It’s important for USTR to have ongoing conversations with developing countries about these benefits. These proposed amendments bring welcome attention to the benefits of digital trade and update the Generalized System of Preferences for today’s economic opportunities.”
Open and forward-looking digital trade policies can build digital inclusion, increase financial access, support domestic innovation, and foster overall economic empowerment and resilience. Read more in the Global Data Alliance’s primer, “Cross-Border Data Transfers & Economic Development.”
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.