JAN 13, 2020 | US
Telecom, Software Industry Groups Push Back on Commerce’s Proposed Supply Chain Rule
Nextgov, January 13, 2020
By Mariam Baksh
Stakeholders providing feedback to the Commerce Department on rules for executing a May executive order that would ban US entities from purchasing information and communications technology from “foreign adversaries” say they should put the proceeding on hold, and examine how they might be affected by related efforts by other parts of the government.
In general, due to the scope and vagueness of the proposal, BSA | The Software Alliance—members of which have supply chains that are deeply interwoven with international collaborators—told Commerce the rules would make it “impossible for companies to create responsive compliance programs or to conduct business with a predictable and reliable understanding of the risks.”
The group added the “proposed framework would likely have only a marginal impact on improving supply chain security, while severely constraining US companies’ ability to innovate.”
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.