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JUN 17, 2020 | US

Tech’s Favorite Lobbyists Want to End Qualified Immunity for Cops

Protocol, June 17, 2020

By Emily Birnbaum

Tech companies have historically argued that they support LGBTQ+ rights and expanded immigration rights as an extension of their support for their workforce, which includes LGBTQ+ people and immigrants from many countries. Now they're making a similar argument when it comes to racial justice and police reform, saying they have a responsibility to weigh in because they have Black employees among their ranks.

The Software Alliance, known as BSA, which represents software companies including Microsoft, has not come out with a new policy proposal. But Victoria Espinel, president and chief executive of BSA, said the association is supporting member companies that are "very seriously considering what legislative proposals they can get behind." This week, BSA board members and senior leaders will talk with civil rights experts who will offer thoughts "on some of the racial justice [and] police reform policy recommendations out there," Espinel said.

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Original Posting: https://www.protocol.com/big-tech-police-reform

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.

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org

Riley McBride Smith

Telephone: 202-591-1125
E-mail: Riley@allisonpr.com

For Media Inquiries

E-mail: media@bsa.org

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Christine Lynch

CONTACTO DE PRENSA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org