JAN 25, 2022 | US
Digital Trade Deals High on BSA's 2022 Agenda
POLITICO Morning Trade, January 25, 2022
By Steven Overly
The US software industry’s 2022 policy agenda released this morning has a strong international element, reflected most prominently in sections calling for new digital trade agreements, immigration reform and stronger cybersecurity practices, Craig Albright, vice president for legislative strategy at BSA | The Software Alliance, told Morning Trade.
BSA will keep pressure on the Biden administration this year to begin talks in the Asia-Pacific on a digital trade agreement because “there is a growing recognition that international data transfers are a real competitiveness issue for every industry,” Albright said, pointing to the diverse coalition of companies that have joined the BSA-led Global Data Alliance. “This isn't a tech issue. This is manufacturing. This is retail. This is agriculture.”
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.