COMMENTS OF BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE CONCERNING CONSUMER ON-LINE PRIVACY-P954807
Business Software Alliance
1150 18th Street, N. W.
April 15, 1997
To Whom it May Concern:
The Business Software Alliance would like to reserve the opportunity to participate in the Federal Trade Commission's Workshop on Consumer Privacy on June 10-13. In particular, the BSA is interested in answering questions 2.14 and 2.15 regarding technological developments intended to enhance online information privacy. We will submit supplemental comments to the Commission within the next several weeks.
The Business Software Alliance promotes the continued growth of the software industry through its international public policy, education, and enforcement programs in 65 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. BSA worldwide members include the leading publishers of software for personal computers including Adobe, Apple Computer, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Lotus Development, Microsoft, Novell, Symantec Corporation, and The Santa Cruz Operation. Since its inception in 1988, BSA has filed more than 600 lawsuits worldwide against suspected copyright infringers.
BSA's Policy Council consists of these publishers and other leading computer technology companies including Compaq, Computer Associates, Digital Equipment Corp., IBM, Intel, and Sybase.
In addition to its public policy, education, and enforcement programs, the BSA also initiates audits of organizations suspected of using copied software. BSA operates more than 50 hotlines around the world for callers seeking information about copyright matters or to report suspected incidents of unauthorized copying of software.
Thank you for your consideration.