MAR 07, 2022 | US
Utah’s Industry-Friendly Privacy Bill Poised for Passage
POLITICO Morning Tech, March 7, 2022
By Brendan Bordelon
Utah is on track to become the fourth to pass comprehensive privacy legislation. But unlike some state privacy laws, SB227 faces strong skepticism from privacy groups and consumer advocates — while enjoying significant support from the tech industry.
Tom Foulkes, the head of state advocacy at BSA | The Software Alliance, praised the legislation in a statement on Friday. Foulkes said he’s happy the bill “clearly distinguishes” between companies that control consumer data versus companies that merely process that data, claiming the distinction will safeguard user privacy without creating “new security risks.”
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.