Advocates for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

The Alliance is the voice of developers and global industries powered by software. Our policy teams in the United States and the European Union help legislators, regulators, and stakeholders better understand the changing industry and support an environment that promotes innovation. 

We advocate on behalf of developers and the industry on a number of issues across verticals and continents, and keep our members up-to-date, educated, and engaged as issues arise that can affect their work and their businesses.

U.S. and EU Policy Topics


APPLICATION ECONOMY

The app economy has created jobs, opportunities, and valuable products for tens of millions of developers because it balances the interest and investment of platforms, publishers, and consumers. We support a regulatory environment that supports the app economy and its continued growth. 

  • Competition
  • Business model (Advertising, In-App, etc.,)
  • APIs and SDKs
     

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DATA INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY

Enterprises should be free to collect, aggregate, and analyze data, while acting as responsible stewards of data entrusted to them by consumers. 

  • Data and commerce
  • Consumer privacy
  • Geolocation
  • Data protection
  • Data flows
  • ePrivacy Directive

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SOFTWARE PATENTS

Patent trolls abuse the patent system to victimize small businesses and startups. We support strong patent laws that stop abusive litigation, improve patent quality, and curb vague and threatening demand letters.

  • Demand Letters
  • Venue and jurisdiction 
  • Fee shifting

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GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

Consumer trust is paramount to the app industry. We support efforts to safeguard consumer’s privacy, secure their data, and protect against attack.

  • Encryption
  • Electronic communications privacy

 


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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

We work with policymakers to prevent prescriptive legislation and regulation that hinder the growth of emerging industries from connected devices to software powered sharing economies.

  • Sharing economy
  • Connected vehicles
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • mHealth

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DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

We support the completion of the Digital Single Market within the European Union and the continued growth of the application economy.

  • Digital Contract Rules
  • Online Platforms
  • Geoblocking
  • eSkills

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us. You can fill out an inquiry form or contact the Policy teams directly. 

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EU and U.S. Policy Team

Catriona Meehan Director of EU Policy and Gov't Relations
Geoff Lane
Claudia
Jarrod