Data Privacy and Security

Data Privacy and Security

Data Privacy

BSA members are committed to protecting the privacy and security of consumers’ data. BSA promotes a user-centric approach to privacy that provides consumers with control over their personal data while ensuring industry can continue delivering value to consumers by providing innovative products and services.

BSA supports a single, clear set of strong federal standards for consumer data privacy in the United States and encourages interoperability around the world. Privacy systems must support the free flow of data across international borders so cloud computing and other valuable data services can flourish.

With these considerations in mind, BSA has developed a Privacy Framework as a guide for policymakers as they seek to draft privacy legislation in the United States and BSA Global Privacy Best Practices to encourage high-level standards around the world.

BSA also supports efforts to ensure that law enforcement authorities can access stored content, but only pursuant to a process that has sufficient privacy and due process protections.

BSA supports modernizing data policies so they are clear, effective, and predictable for individuals, businesses, and governments.


BSA supports efforts to improve the government’s capabilities and readiness to address cybersecurity threats. This includes public-private partnerships, strengthening cybersecurity workforce capabilities, implementing effective information sharing frameworks, policies that support the development of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies, and other steps to secure and defend information infrastructure.

Cross-Border Data Flows

The movement of data across borders is essential to the global economy. But what exactly are cross-border data flows and how do they affect you?

Data needs to be able to move freely so that no matter where you are, you have access to the information and services you need. Everyone from individuals to large corporations relies on transferring data. BSA has created a primer to illustrate all the areas where we depend on the rapid and seamless movement of data across borders, from e-commerce and financial security to natural disasters and artificial intelligence.

BSA’s 2019 Policy Agenda

Learn more about BSA’s positions on data policy, intellectual property, workforce development, and emerging technologies.