Software Group Wants Trump to Focus on IP, International Data Flows

President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should adopt policies to strengthen copyright law, data privacy and international data flows, the Software and Information Industry Association said Wednesday.

“SIIA and our member companies look forward to working with you and your Administration to support the use of software and information technology to foster inclusive growth for all Americans,” Ken Wasch, the group’s president and chief executive, wrote in a Wednesday letter.

SIIA’s members include Adobe Systems Inc., Google Inc. and Oracle Corp.

The letter was accompanied by a paper laying out policy recommendations, such as improving the quality of patents and copyright laws.

“The new administration should continue to stand for the free flow of information, ideas and knowledge across borders and oppose policies liked forced localization that fragment global networks,” SIIA said in its policy paper.


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After the National Press Club issued a release reporting that a journalist had been “manhandled” by security guards at a Federal Communications Commission press conference, Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) wrote a letter asking FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for details surrounding the incident and assurances it won’t happen again. They requested a response by May 26.

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