JAN 06, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
Coalition Calls on EU Lawmakers to Safeguard Fundamental Rights in New e-Evidence Regulation
Politico Europe Cyber Insights, January 6, 2020
By Vincent Manancourt
A coalition of trade organizations — including the Microsoft-backed Software Alliance, or BSA — has penned a letter calling on EU lawmakers to ensure fundamental rights are safeguarded in planned evidence sharing rules known as the E-Evidence Regulation. “We … urge the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission to strike the right balance between expanding law enforcement’s ability to gather electronic evidence and protecting fundamental rights in the new e-Evidence legislation,” the groups wrote.
The EU Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs parliamentary committee presented a draft report on the legislation in October, but is yet to adopt a formal position. EU member country governments adopted their negotiating position back in March.
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.