MAR 03, 2021 | US
Senate Confirms Raimondo To Lead Commerce Dept.; Industry Offers Support To Address Supply Chain, Privacy Issues
Inside Cybersecurity, March 3, 2021
By Sara Friedman
BSA-The Software Alliance emphasized its desire to work with Raimondo on negotiations for the successor of the US-EU Privacy Shield framework.
“BSA | The Software Alliance applauds today’s confirmation of Gina Raimondo as Secretary of the US Commerce Department,” the association said in a news release. “During her confirmation hearing, Raimondo emphasized the importance of negotiating a successor to the EU-US Privacy Shield, saying, ‘If confirmed, it would be a top priority of mine to finish the negotiations swiftly and ensure that there’s a successor agreement that protects the interests of American businesses and provides for that transfer of data.’”
BSA president and CEO Victoria Espinel said, “Thousands of small and medium American companies depended on Privacy Shield to conduct business and responsibly transfer data around the world. We’re pleased that negotiating an enhanced Privacy Shield agreement will be a priority for the Department of Commerce, and I look forward to collaborating with Secretary Raimondo on this issue in the coming months.”
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.