Effective Information Sharing Legislation Needed to Combat Cyber Attacks

It’s not hard today to find news accounts of how America’s digital networks are under siege.  Cyber criminals are at work, hoping to extract valuable data from consumers, businesses, and government organizations and to shut down or disrupt our critical infrastructure. One way to combat these attacks is allowing businesses and the government to share … Read More >>

Cloud Computing, Data

Mapping the Global Policy Environment for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the fastest-growing and most exciting new sector in the software and computing industries. IDC estimates that by 2015 revenue from public IT cloud services will account for one out of every seven dollars spent on commercial software, server, and storage offerings. Private cloud solutions could add another 10 percent or 20 percent … Read More >>

Cloud Computing

The European Cloud Computing Strategy: Getting It Right

The benefits of cloud computing increasingly are being recognized by policymakers and regulators around the world. Organizations of all kinds can now do more with less initial investment, making use of the best online technologies the software industry can offer. The European Commission is mindful of these developments and the potential value of the cloud … Read More >>

Intellectual Property

Privacy and IP Top Last Week’s Tech Policy Agenda in Brussels

The last week was a busy one for BSA in Brussels with several high profile events taking place on data protection and intellectual property. On Tuesday, my colleague Thomas Boue joined the dais, along with BSA members Symantec, Microsoft and Intel, for the inaugural European Data Protection and Privacy Conference held in the European Parliament. The event … Read More >>