JAN 10, 2020 | US
Software Group Flags Concerns Over Scope, Effectiveness of ICT Supply-Chain Proposal
Inside Cybersecurity, January 10, 2020
By Charlie Mitchell
A major group representing software makers is raising extensive concerns over the Commerce Department's proposed rule on information and communications technology supply chain security, which would implement a May 15 executive order by setting the criteria for banning ICT imports from “foreign adversaries.”
BSA | The Software Alliance said in comments to Commerce: “The proposed rules are overly -- indeed, staggeringly -- broad. As written, they would permit the Secretary to launch a review of virtually any 'transaction' involving almost any form of commercial technology, regardless of whether it has a clear nexus to national security or to a foreign adversary.”
The group said, “Combined with the process and other problems described below, this undefined scope would leave industry in a constant and irremediable state of uncertainty about whether their operations are, or soon will be, subject to regulatory scrutiny.”
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.