JAN 10, 2020 | US
BSA Faults Commerce’s Supply Chain Proposal
Politico Morning Tech, January 10, 2020
By Alexandra Levine
BSA | The Software Alliance warns of several problems with the Commerce Department’s proposed supply chain security regulation, meant to let the government block US companies from buying gear that poses a national security risk.
The Commerce Department’s proposed regulation for information and communications technology supply chain security is unworkable because it gives the Commerce secretary “unbounded discretion to review commercial ICT transactions, applying highly subjective criteria in an ad hoc and opaque process that lacks meaningful safeguards for companies,” the software trade group BSA said in comments filed this morning as part of the proceeding.
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.