JAN 06, 2020 | EUROPEAN UNION
Tech Companies ‘Encouraged’ by Fundamental Rights Changes in Draft EU e-Evidence Bill
MLEX, January 6, 2020
By Matthew Newman
A group of industry associations representing software companies, Internet service providers and cloud-computing storage providers said today they are "encouraged" by proposed changes to an EU bill requiring users' communications data to be opened up to criminal investigators.
The associations, including ACT The App Association, Bitkom, and BSA | The Software Alliance, which includes Microsoft, Oracle, Siemens, Intel and Slack, said in a statement that EU legislators should continue "to fight for fundamental rights protections" in the "e-evidence" proposal (see here).
First proposed in April 2018, the e-evidence law will apply to online providers of communications such as Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as traditional telecom services and also intermediaries and content-storage systems.
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.