FEB 24, 2022 | GLOBAL | US | EUROPEAN UNION
Europe Racks Up Tech Regs As US Efforts Stall
POLITICO Morning Tech, February 24, 2022
By Brendan Bordelon
The European Union is lapping the United States on a slew of tech-related regulations — from data-sharing to algorithms and antitrust — as lawmakers and industry alike fret over the escalating efforts in Brussels.
“It’s a very active agenda,” said Aaron Cooper, the head of global policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, a tech-industry trade group.
Cooper said BSA and the broader global tech lobby are worried Europe’s rapid regulatory pushes will make it tougher to harmonize tech regulations in other regions of the world.
“It's not that we don't want Europe to be as active and engaged as they are,” Cooper said. “But we want other markets around the world that all have similar rule of law traditions to be working together so that there is interoperability between those systems.”
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.