JAN 18, 2023 | US
BSA Calls for First National Agenda for Digital Transformation
WASHINGTON – Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance, on Wednesday wrote House and Senate leaders in both parties calling on lawmakers to advance the first National Agenda for Digital Transformation this Congress.
A concerted national focus on policies to advance digital transformation will help ensure US leadership in developing tech policy, Espinel wrote to Speaker McCarthy, Leader Schumer, Leader Jeffries, and Leader McConnell.
“American industry needs US leadership on digital transformation and, specifically, for Congress to establish strong and clear national laws on technology policy. For too long, the United States has allowed others to set the policy trajectory governing technology and digital tools used throughout the economy. This new Congress must ensure that the United States plays an active leadership role in shaping technology policy by advancing a comprehensive digital transformation agenda.”
A copy of the full letter can be found here.
The letter offers the enterprise software industry’s solutions-oriented agenda for action this Congress, which is contained within BSA’s broader 2023 Policy Agenda launched on Wednesday. The letter also comes as President Biden recently called for action on several tech issues, including the type of robust, national privacy law that BSA supports.
The letter notes as well that the previous Congress offered strong evidence for bipartisan support on action of top tech priorities, including passage of the CHIPS Act, and bipartisan action to advance federal privacy legislation in the House.
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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.