The closely watched deliberations of the so-called “supercommittee” on deficit reduction represent an inflection point, not just for congressional efforts to rein in federal deficits and begin paying down America’s public debt, but also for the growth prospects of the US economy. The supercommittee’s assignment is no easy task, to be sure, but it offers a clear mandate to focus federal spending on things that will increase efficiency and maximize return on investment while minimizing waste.
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The last week was a busy one for BSA in Brussels with several high profile events taking place on data protection and intellectual property.
On Tuesday, my colleague Thomas Boue joined the dais, along with BSA members Symantec, Microsoft and Intel, for the inaugural European Data Protection and Privacy Conference held in the European Parliament. The event convened data protection and privacy experts from Europe and around the world for a discussion about how to modernize and harmonize the data protection regulatory framework in the European Union (EU). (more…)