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BSA | The Software Alliance

Identification number in the register: 75039383277-48
Registration date: 26/02/2010 10:15:26

The information on this entity was last modified on: 30/01/2014 08:40:40
The date of the last annual update was: 30/01/2014 08:40:40

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

BSA | The Software Alliance


Non- profit Organisation

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Trade, business & professional associations

    Contact details

F Street, NW, 20
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001

(+001) 202 872 5500


Other contact information:
Thomas Boué
Director for Government Affairs EMEA
44 Avenue des Arts
1000 Brussels
+ 32 2 274 13 15

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Victoria Espinel

President & CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Thomas Boué

Director, Government Affairs, EMEA

    Goals / remit

BSA | The Software Alliance is the voice of the world's software industry and its hardware partners on a wide range of business and policy affairs. BSA’s mission is to promote conditions in which the information technology (IT) industry can thrive and contribute to the prosperity, security, and quality of life of all people.

Most of BSA policy, legal, and educational efforts are led and conducted at the national level, with a growing emphasis on emerging economies. BSA is active in 88 countries. BSA’s European policy work is focused on a number of areas which include Copyright and Intellectual Property, Security and Cybercrime, 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 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 activites are developed and implemented on the basis of a consensus-based decision process involving all BSA member companies approach



Private copyright levies;
Software liability & consumer acquis;
Digital Rights Charta;
Public Procurement;
Critical infrastructure protection;
Trade policy;
Data Privacy;

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Alexandre Roure 05/09/2014 01/09/2015
Rita Balogh 22/08/2014 14/08/2015
Thomas BOUE 04/10/2014 02/10/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Enterprise
  • Home Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

European Internet Foundation (EIF)

    Financial data

01/2012  -  01/2013

300,000  € - 350,000  €

0 €

0 €

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

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.