The organizations thank the President’s administration for standing firm in the face of discriminatory foreign regulation.
Washington D.C., Dec. 15th, 2021 – The Developers Alliance, alongside the Chamber Of Progress, the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) sent a letter to President Biden thanking his Administration for its strong defense of U.S. workers in response to the European Union’s proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA)
In their letter, the organizations note how the DMA would put U.S. tech services – and the U.S. workers that build them – at a disadvantage compared to their foreign competitors. By imposing these over-reaching rules on their services but not those of foreign competitors, the DMA effectively mandates top U.S. firms offer products to consumers that are less secure, less useful, and less innovative than rival products from foreign tech companies. This in turn would make U.S. tech services less competitive, harm startups that depend on these firms’ services and put U.S. tech jobs at risk.
“While we share your commitment to promoting robust competition in the technology sector, the DMA will single out leading U.S. firms for new restrictions that would not be applied to those companies’ competitors. This will have significant, negative downstream effects on businesses, consumer welfare, workers, and U.S. national security.”
They then also thank the administration for standing up for U.S. workers specifically in the face of this discriminatory foreign regulation.
The following quote can be attributed to Bruce Gustafson, President and CEO of the Developers Alliance.
“Developers have played a fundamental role in designing the modern digital ecosystems that serve them. Digital protectionism in any form is harmful, but foreign laws that exclusively target American companies must be called out. We thank the Administration for standing up for the U.S. digital industry.”
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The Developers Alliance is the world’s leading advocate for software developers and the companies invested in their success. Alliance members include industry leaders in consumer, enterprise, industrial, and emerging software development, and a global network of more than 70,000 developers.