FEB 19, 2020 | US
As Congress Stalls on Data Privacy, Big Tech Tangles With States
Roll Call, February 19, 2020
By Gopal Ratnam and Dean DeChiaro
Top US technology companies are shifting their focus to state capitals to shape emerging data privacy laws as progress on a federal bill has slowed.
The Software Alliance, also known as BSA, which includes Microsoft and IBM as members, in January announced a state advocacy program. Although federal legislation addressing data privacy that would apply uniformly across the country is still the preferred outcome for tech companies, “we can’t ignore that the states are moving forward,” said Craig Albright, vice president of legislative strategy at BSA. “We are not asking states to pass privacy laws, but we need to help shape it.”
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.