NOV 11, 2020 | AUSTRALIA
Concern Over ‘Rushed’ Critical Infrastructure Law
Innovation Aus, November 11, 2020
By Denham Sandler
New rules for critical infrastructure covering a broad range of tech firms are being “rushed” without proper scrutiny being applied, according to a number of submissions to government.
The Software Alliance, whose members include global platform providers like Adobe, Slack, Salesforce and Oracle, also shared these concerns.
“Given the importance and potential impact of these changes, BSA is concerned that the government has not allocated sufficient time to fully consult on these changes. We respectfully recommend that the Australian government provide adequate opportunities for further consultation as the legislation and associated policies are considered particularly on whether and how to address cloud computing and data-related services under this proposal,” the Software Alliance said.
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.