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FEB 29, 2024 | US

BSA Calls for Federal Comprehensive Privacy Legislation Following Biden EO

Inside Cybersecurity, February 29, 2024

By Sara Friedman

BSA | The Software Alliance Senior Vice President of Global Policy Aaron Cooper identifies how the new executive order involves a large range of activity across sectors and how the order can have unintended consequences.

BSA | The Software Alliance also weighed in, highlighting potential "unintended consequences." "The Administration's executive order seeks to address real and serious national security issues, including bulk data sales of sensitive genomic health information to countries of concern. However, to the extent that the executive order encompasses a much broader range of legitimate commercial and research activity, it may produce significant unintended consequences," BSA's Aaron Cooper said.

Cooper said, "The cross-border exchange of data and information is a cornerstone of US leadership in the global economy, and policymakers worldwide should exercise caution before introducing restrictions that could have a wide-ranging impact across different industries. Placing restrictions on cross-border data transfers risks normalizing practices that US adversaries use for other purposes, especially considering that data privacy and security requirements offer a better way to address these very legitimate issues.


Original Posting: https://insidecybersecurity.com/daily-news/biden-data-security-executive-order-directs-justice-dept-develop-regulations-protecting


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


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