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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.

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BSA Response & Recovery Agenda

MAY 27, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA’s Response & Recovery Agenda identifies the policy priorities and strategic initiatives that will enable governments and their citizens to prepare for and implement increased remote working, resilient education systems, and other remote-based activities.

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The Global Standard: Distinguishing Between Controllers and Processors in Privacy Legislation

MAR 03, 2020 | GLOBAL

Comprehensive privacy legislation must create strong obligations for all companies that handle consumer data. These obligations will only be strong enough to protect consumer privacy and instill trust, though, if they reflect how a company interacts with consumer data.

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Global Best Practices for Law Enforcement Access to Digital Evidence

SEP 23, 2019 | GLOBAL

BSA recommends global best practices relating to law enforcement access to digital evidence that promote strong commitments to privacy, security, transparency, and the rule of law, while fostering constructive collaboration between governments, law enforcement agencies, and technology providers.

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Securing Tomorrow: BSA’s Cybersecurity Priorities and Software’s Essential Role

FEB 03, 2020 | GLOBAL

BSA | The Software Alliance urges governments to embrace software solutions, as well as collaboration with the software industry, to confront urgent security challenges.

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Web Dashboard: Comparing International Frameworks for the Development of Responsible AI

SEP 25, 2019 | GLOBAL

The AI Principles Framework Comparison Chart is a tool for measuring the consistency of existing (and future) AI ethics frameworks as measured against ten guiding principles.

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THE LATEST POLICY NEWS

JUN 01, 2020 | US

In a letter sent to Congress today, BSA | The Software Alliance joined the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the Information Technology Information Council (ITI), and the US Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) in urging Congress to include report language in the FY 21 CJS Appropriations Act that directs the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to begin developing an AI risk management framework. Read more

MAY 28, 2020 | ASIA PACIFIC

CRN India, May 28, 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are working, learning, and accessing health services from home for the first time. Governments, businesses, and individuals are increasingly relying on software to help their communities thrive in the emerging remote economy. To address these opportunities and challenges, BSA | The Software Alliance today released a Response & Recovery Agenda with recommendations for how governments in every country can support the remote economy now and in the future. Read more

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