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Policy Issues

Every sector of our economy relies on software to succeed. Members of BSA | The Software Alliance provide cutting-edge cloud services, data analytics, manufacturing tools, cybersecurity solutions, and other digital capabilities to businesses of all sizes to generate new industries and new jobs. Modernized laws and policies in these priority issue areas will improve lives and support continued economic and job growth.

Read the 2021 BSA US Policy Agenda.

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Confronting Bias: BSA’s Framework to Build Trust in AI

JUN 08, 2021 | GLOBAL

The Framework is a tool for ensuring that AI is accountable by design and can be used by organizations of all types to manage the risk of bias throughout a system’s lifecycle.

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US: Making Sense of Section 230

FEB 12, 2021 | GLOBAL

This issue brief provides a high-level overview of what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act does, why it is important to a much broader spectrum of stakeholders than those that have galvanized the current debate, and key considerations for evaluating potential reforms.

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How Enterprise Software Empowers Businesses in a Data-Driven Economy

JAN 19, 2021 | GLOBAL

Enterprise software—or business-to-business (B2B) software—enables the operations of other companies. It helps organizations of all sizes and across all industries operate more safely and efficiently, enhance product and service development, and increase opportunities to innovate and grow.

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AI for Europe

DEC 17, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA’s three recommendations to foster innovation, create opportunities, and enhance growth in Europe through responsible AI.

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BSA Policy Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Transition Team

NOV 18, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA | The Software Alliance shares a series of primers on top tech policy issues for the Biden-Harris transition team. These include detailed recommendations to help the incoming Administration harness the power of software to respond to COVID-19, foster inclusive economic growth and development, and promote innovation.

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THE LATEST POLICY NEWS

JUN 09, 2021 | US

Protocol Source Code, June 9, 2021. Big Tech also wants AI regulation. The Software Alliance, an influential trade group, is pushing Congress to enact legislation that would require companies to assess and minimize bias in "high-risk" uses of artificial intelligence. Read more

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