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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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Securing 5G: A Call to Harness Software Innovation

JUL 21, 2020 | GLOBAL

Governments across the globe are racing to develop and deploy 5G technologies because of the enormous potential of 5G networks to transform businesses and individual lives. 5G networks will bring quantum leaps in speed, latency reduction, and flexibility that enable a wide range of new applications. In particular, 5G will support massive expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), which is expected to grow to more than 200 billion devices by 2023. Together, these technologies will fundamentally reshape the global economy, improve the quality of life for billions of individuals, reshape the digital ecosystem, and transform how humans interact with the physical world.

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BSA Policy Principles for Building a Secure and Trustworthy Internet of Things

JUL 02, 2020 | GLOBAL

As trusted leaders in the global software industry, BSA members are at the forefront of Internet of Things (IoT) innovation, including advancements in IoT security. BSA endorses the following principles for building trust in the IoT that embody a responsible, risk-based approach to government IoT security policy.

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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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AUG 03, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION

Politico, August 3, 2020. Governments, industry, and activists had until last Friday to submit their feedback to the Commission’s consultation on how to regulate a European single market for data. BSA wanted the scope of the framework to “clearly identify what types of data will feed into the data spaces.” Read more

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