BSA | The Software Alliance
Non- profit Organisation
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
F Street, NW, 20
Washington, DC 20001
(+001) 202 872 5500
Avenue des Arts 44
Ms Victoria Espinel
President & CEO
Mr Thomas Boué
Director, Policy - EMEA
BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
BSA’s EU policy work is focused on a number of areas which include Privacy, IT security and cybercrime, copyright and intellectual property, piracy and enforcement, trade, and e-commerce. In Europe, the BSA government affairs and public policy program provides the following specific member services:
• Provide strategic advice to BSA member companies on public policy and legal developments affecting the IT/software industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, notably on intellectual property protection, data privacy, cybersecurity and sector-specific technology and IT competiveness issues.
• Develop sound government affairs and advocacy initiatives promoting the objectives of the BSA members
• Work with the media to increase public support of the IT sector, including to promote the value of Intellectual Property
• Reach out to EU policy makers and support, as appropriate, public policy initiatives, advocacy platforms and other alliances involving BSA members together with EU policy makers and key industry players
BSA public policy activities are developed and implemented on the basis of a consensus-based decision process involving all BSA member companies approach
• Digital Single Market strategy
• European Cloud Computing Strategy (”Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”)
• Big Data Strategy (“Towards a thriving data-driven economy”)
• Cybersecurity (NIS Directive and Cybersecurity strategy)
• Privacy (General Personal Data protection)
• Trade secrets Directive
• Public Procurement
• Trade policy (TTIP)
BSA has been contributing to the public debate on EU policy issues through several studies, the latest of which include:
• BSA EU Cybersecurity Dashboard (2015), analyzing cybersecurity laws, rules and policies across all 28 EU countries
• BSA survey on the importance of data analytics among senior executives (2014)
• “Powering the Digital Economy: a Trade Agenda to drive Growth” shedding light on opportunities, Challenges and a Roadmap for Driving Long-Term Growth (2014)
• BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard (latest publication from 2013), tracking yearly changes in the international policy landscape for cloud computing
All studies are available on www.bsa.org/studies/study-listing.
BSA also maintains a blog to provide the perspectives of global IT organization on global and regional policy developments. All blogposts related to EU policies are available on blog.bsa.org/author/thomasb/
Stakeholder Consultation Group for consumer rules for online and digital purchase
Cloud Select Industry Group on SLAs, Certification schemes and Code of Conduct
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European Internet Forum (EIF)
01/2014 - 01/2015
300,000 € - 399,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
Cost of BSA Global Annual Studies (Piracy, IT Competiveness Index and IDC Piracy Economic Impact) sponsored by BSA (US) are not included in the above calculation
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