JUL 26, 2017 | US
BSA | The Software Alliance Welcomes the Senate's Bipartisan ECPA Reform Bill
WASHINGTON – July 27, 2017 – BSA | The Software Alliance welcomes the introduction of the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017 in the Senate today by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). This legislation would modernize the outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by requiring a warrant for law enforcement to access content stored in the cloud. It also reforms the “gag order” authority, which prevents service providers from notifying customers when they receive a warrant for content. BSA has urged Congress to update ECPA for several years and is encouraged by the Senate’s bipartisan legislation, as well as the House’s passage of the Email Privacy Act earlier this year. We look forward to working with Congress to pass ECPA reform legislation – a positive step toward improving consumer privacy and an important part of a global effort to address law enforcement access to data around the world consistent with privacy expectations.
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.