BSA Heads to the Hill

posted by in Industry May 20, 2016

On this past Wednesday, BSA | The Software Alliance hosted its annual fly-in. Board members from BSA spent the day on Capitol Hill meeting with Members of Congress to talk about policy priorities like ECPA reform, international data flows, TPP, and computer science education. Our delegation included representatives from Bentley, CA Technologies, Datastax, IBM, SAS […]

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The Web Is Worldwide — Shouldn’t Privacy Protections Be Global as Well?

posted by in Data, Privacy September 16, 2015

Earlier today I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about a critical issue that affects anyone who has ever sent an email. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), designed to prevent unauthorized government access to private electronic communications, is sorely in need of an update. We are generating an enormous amount of data every day […]

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A Healthy Challenge to Congress: BSA’s Congressional 2015 Data Agenda

posted by in Data September 15, 2015

An ever growing abundance of data, ever improving data software driven services, and the increasingly relied upon data that comes from software represent an important frontier in our lives today, and in our digital economy as a whole. The abundance of data is leading to life-saving breakthroughs in health, farmers producing crops at lower prices, […]

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ECPA’s Silver Anniversary: Time for Reform

posted by in Cybersecurity October 19, 2011

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that sets the standards by which authorities can access electronic communications and data, turns 25 years old this week.  Yet many of the electronic technologies it covers — technologies we use day in and day out — are much younger. Just think: ECPA took effect a decade […]

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