Navigation path

Additional tools

    Profile of registrant

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: 27/04/2015 12:57:10
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 12:57:10
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

BSA | The Software Alliance


Non- profit Organisation

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

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

(+001) 202 872 5500

Avenue des Arts 44
Brussels 1040

(+32) 22741310

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Victoria Espinel

President & CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Thomas Boué

Director, Policy - EMEA

    Goals / remit

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


    Specific activities covered by the Register

• 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

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


NIS Platform


Stakeholder Consultation Group for consumer rules for online and digital purchase

Cloud Select Industry Group on SLAs, Certification schemes and Code of Conduct



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

50%: 2  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
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 Forum (EIF)

    Financial data

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

    Code of conduct

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