MAR 12, 2020 | US
Cyber Commission Report Gets Mostly Favorable Feedback
Politico, March 12, 2020
By Tim Starks
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission’s final report won near-universal acclaim on Wednesday, although there was enough skepticism or uncertainty in some quarters to suggest the commission’s fight isn’t finished.
Industry groups including the US Chamber of Commerce, BSA | The Software Alliance and the Banking Policy Institute greeted the report warmly at least in principle, as did the non-profit Protect Our Power. The Chamber said it was still reviewing the recommendations and hinted at some possible dissent as the report makes its way through Congress: “The Chamber understands that work may not be easy, and we may have differing viewpoints.” BSA’s senior director of policy Tommy Ross had a “not everyone will like every recommendation the Commission produced” caveat, and BPI confined its praise to an industry-specific recommendation.
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.