JAN 13, 2020 | US
BSA Expanding Into State Capitols
Politico Morning Tech, January 13, 2020
By Alexandra Levine
States' increasing role in shaping national tech policy is having an impact on one major trade association: BSA | The Software Alliance is expanding into state capitols.
The Washington, DC-based advocacy group, which represents firms like Intel, Oracle, Microsoft, Slack and IBM, has tapped Tom Foulkes to serve as senior director of state advocacy, a role that will see him lobby state governments on issues like privacy, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. He joins from the Entertainment Software Association, where he has lobbied for the video game industry since 2011 as vice president of state government affairs.
"As states move forward on issues that impact software, it's important for BSA to engage with state policymakers to help craft smart, effective long-term solutions that provide a high standard of protection for consumer rights," Victoria Espinel, the association's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
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.