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MAY 16, 2023 | US

BSA Supports House Passage of the NDO Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – May 16, 2023 – BSA | The Software Alliance applauds the House passage of the NDO Fairness Act. The legislation would reform the process of obtaining non-disclosure orders (NDOs) issued under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), including creating a higher threshold for courts issuing NDOs. Kate Goodloe, Managing Director, Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance, issued the following statement.

“Trust is essential to the cloud services industry. The NDO Fairness Act would create important new guardrails on non-disclosure orders, and those guardrails can help enable trust in cloud services and respect the privacy and due process of consumers. We are encouraged by the House passage of this important bill on a bipartisan basis.

This bill imposes a higher threshold for issuing non-disclosure orders and creates important limitations that ensure those orders don’t last forever.

We appreciate the leadership of Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI) and Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on their work to advance this important bill.”



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.


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