Akamai, a content delivery network and cloud service provider, and Slack, a provider of cloud-based collaboration tools and services, have joined BSA | The Software Alliance as new global policy members. BSA is an industry advocacy group working on behalf of the global software industry. “We welcome Akamai and Slack to BSA,” Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA, said in a statement. “Policy issues like privacy, artificial intelligence, and software security are of great interest to governments around the world. We look forward to working with Akamai and Slack to help us shape these discussions as they continue to evolve.” BSA noted that it has added seven new global members in the last year, which increased its membership by a third. Akamai and Splunk join other BSA members, including Adobe, Box, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec, and Splunk.