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APR 19, 2024 | US

BSA Highlights Concerns With Data Transactions EO Definitions

Politico Pro Morning Tech

By Mallory Culhane 

BSA | The Software Alliance Director, Policy and Executive Director, Global Data Alliance Joseph Whitlock discusses President Biden’s recent executive order on cross-border data transfers and urges the administration to ensure the order aligns with other global privacy frameworks.

“It is a very ambitious executive order … and covers a lot of sectors of the economy, different types of transactions, and so forth,” Joseph Whitlock, director of policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, said. “So it is essential that industry and the government work together to identify any potential unintended consequences, take them into account and address them.”

BSA is concerned that some of the definitions are too broad and don’t align with other privacy regulations and is urging the administration to ensure it’s aligned with global data privacy frameworks to ensure the rules are interoperable with frameworks like those in Europe. The industry group is also concerned the order includes encrypted data, anonymized data and de-identified data, arguing that language could force companies to de-encrypt data and potentially pose security risks to some consumer and government data.


Original Posting: https://subscriber.politicopro.com/newsletter/2024/04/tiktok-bill-once-again-at-the-forefront-00153229


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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