JAN 10, 2020 | US
Commerce Department’s Proposed Regulation for Supply Chain Security Called Unworkable
Politico Morning Cybersecurity, January 10, 2020
By Tim Starks
A major software industry organization raised doubts about a proposed Commerce Department rule for information and communications technology supply chain security.
The Commerce Department’s proposed regulation for information and communications technology supply chain security is unworkable because it gives the Commerce secretary “unbounded discretion to review commercial ICT transactions, applying highly subjective criteria in an ad hoc and opaque process that lacks meaningful safeguards for companies,” the software trade group BSA said in comments filed this morning as part of the proceeding. The proposed supply chain rule, released in November, would let the government block US companies from buying equipment and services that jeopardize national security. But BSA said the rule needed a serious overhaul.
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.