Data, Global Markets, Industry

How Software Will Transform Global Society: Lifting the Developing World

Enormous changes enabled by software will help millions of people in the developing world live healthier lives, bring new ideas to life, and participate in the global economy. Last year, the World Economic Forum established the Global Agenda Council (GAC) on the Future of Software and Society. Our mission is to help society navigate the … Read More >>

Data, Industry, Privacy

Today’s Technology, Yesterday’s Laws: U.S. Aims to Undermine Email Privacy

The average email user doesn’t think a whole lot about how it is they can access their communications on a range of devices from almost anywhere on earth. They point. They click. They read. To quote the late Steve Jobs, for users, “it just works.” The simplicity of email is built on three crucial ingredients: … Read More >>

Data, Global Markets

Executive Survey Shows the Benefits of Data Innovation Across the Whole Economy

There are pervasive myths and misconceptions about how data innovation is transforming the global economy, from the idea that it’s all about so-called “Big Data” (in fact, analyzing even small data sets can produce useful insights) to the false notion that all data is personal information (when discoveries are being made from data sources such … Read More >>


Pass Surveillance Reform Now

BSA | The Software Alliance and other leading technology groups sent the followng letter on September 8, 2014, to the US Senate calling for a swift vote on the USA Freedom Act. The bipartisan legislation would strengthen privacy protections for the public by reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Click here for the letter in pdf … Read More >>